Saturday, January 5, 2008

Beech Forests in Antarctica

Found a great article today that talks about the past climate and scenery of Antarctica. It describes it as being similar to the climate of Patagonia and the Fiordland regions. The article not only talks about how the continent was pretty much ice free, but also about how they know about this past climate. It focuses on the Andrill team made up mostly of New Zealanders that has drilled cores in the ice and sea bed near McMurdo. One of the main scientific reasons for drilling the cores besides finding out about past climate is using that information to help predict future climate trends and what could happen if the world warms.

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