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New Antarctic drilling record to yield major climate data, says DeConto

The Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program drilled to a new record depth of 1,000 meters below the seafloor from the site on the Ross Ice Shelf near Scott Base in Antarctica on Dec. 16, making ANDRILL the most successful Antarctic drilling program in terms of depth and rock core recovered.

The crew hopes to reach 1,200 meters by Christmas, as they seek data that will illuminate how the Antarctic has responded to and shaped 35 million years of climate.

UMass Amherst is one of several universities involved in ANDRILL, a multinational collaboration of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators.

12/22/06