Dataset: What lies beneath the Antarctic Ice?


During the summer of 2003-2004, six scientists and technicians spent over a month camped on the Amery Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica. The aim of their stay was to drill through several hundreds of metres of ice beneath their feet to reach the ocean cavity below. Through this drill hole they were then able to lower instruments through the ice shelf, to study a part of the ocean which never sees the light of day. This activity explores what they found and enables students to use real data to establish what really does lie beneath the ice. Teacher answers provided.

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