Posts Tagged ‘ ANDRILL ’

‘Nova’ to showcase ANDRILL research

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, December 16

The PBS show “Nova” is going to the bottom of the Earth to examine a multi-national research project that is based in part at UNL. “Nova: Secrets Beneath the Ice” will feature the ANDRILL project, which is using a state-of-the-art drilling probe to examine climate change in the Antarctic region over the past 20 million […]

Rack offers updates online

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: December 16, Employee News

Frank Rack is posting periodic updates from the Coulman High Survey Project in Antarctica. UNL researchers and their international colleagues started working on the project in early November. Work will continue through February. Rack is the executive director of the ANDRILL drilling program. He’s also an associate professor of geosciences at UNL. Read more about […]

ANDRILL survey project begins

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

After recording the two most successful sediment recovery projects in Antarctica history, ANDRILL, the Antarctic Geologic Drilling program, is set to begin an ambitious survey project in the 2010-11 Antarctic field season. The joint United States-New Zealand expedition will operate from a remote camp on the Ross Ice Shelf from late October through early February […]

Software grant to boost ANDRILL’s research, teaching, outreach efforts

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Issue, October 29, 2009, Research

A grant from Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. will enable the Antarctic Geological Drilling Science Management Office at UNL to offer more resources to the Antarctic geosciences community. The three-year, $727,000 grant provides ANDRILL with a software license for SMT’s Kingdom Suite seismic processing and interpretation software. “The software license will be used to allow us to […]

Art, research covered

Oct 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Issue, October 29, 2009

The cover of the October issue of the National Geological Society of America’s Geology magazine featured the art of Angie Fox in relation to a story about the UNL-led ANDRILL research project. Fox is the scientific illustrator for the University of Nebraska State Museum. The cover art is from a National Science Foundation-funded education project […]

ANDRILL finds warm history in Antarctica

Oct 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 15, 2009

15.7-million-year-old algae, pollen lead to unexpected data BATON ROUGE, La. – Researchers with the UNL-based Antarctic Geological Drilling Program found unexpected evidence of a remarkably warm period in Antarctica 15.7 million years ago. The evidence includes fossils of marine algae and pollen of woody plants indicating that land temperatures reached a January (austral summer) average […]

Scientists meet to discuss Antarctic climate change

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, February 12, 2009, Issue

ANDRILL trio from UNL among those in attendance More than 50 top international polar scientists, including professors David Harwood and Frank Rack and graduate student Diane Winter of UNL, are meeting Feb. 10-13 at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, to discuss their cutting-edge climate change research. The focus will be establishing models that explain […]

New course brings Antarctica to campus

Jan 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 15, 2009

During his many trips to Antarctica as a researcher, UNL geoscientist David Harwood has gained firsthand perspective of the region’s role in past, present and future global climate change. Now, Harwood is heading into the classroom – and he’s bringing the entire continent with him. This semester, Harwood will lead a new geology course that […]