Abstract

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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nonGeographicDataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Date (publication)

2009-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

68908 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/68908/

Keywords

Educational Product
Other
marine
Antarctic data
Educational Product
AQ
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-30.0
East bound
180.0
West bound
180.0
South bound
-90.0

Digital Transfer Options

onLine hardcopy

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distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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