Posts Tagged ‘ Antarctica ’

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 […]

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 […]