About

ANDRILL

ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators from five nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology. The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region. Future scenarios of global warming require guidance and constraint from past history that will reveal potential timing frequency and site of future changes.

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All About Antarctica

Antarctica, unlike any other continent, was postulated to exist long before it was actually discovered. The ancient Greeks, beginning with Pythagoras in c. 530B.C. believed the Earth to be round, an idea Aristotle supported and refined further, suggesting that the symmetry of a sphere demanded that the Earth’s inhabited northern region should be balanced by an equally inhabited southern region. This idea of earthly balance gave rise to the name Antarktos, or Antarctica, which means "opposite Artkos" the constellation in the northern sky, also meaning "opposite to the Arctic".

Meet The ANDRILL Team

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