Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE)

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RICE is an international collaboration between New Zealand, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy, China, and Sweden. The principle focus of this project is to improve our understanding on the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf and West Antarctic Ice Sheet in a warming world and implications for global sea level change. This project aims to recover a 750 m deep ice core from Roosevelt Island, Antarctica. Together with additional cores from our international collaboration partners, we aim to reconstruct the velocity of the ice shelf retreat as well as contemporary environmental conditions.
Dr Nancy Bertler explains the project and its implications here. More information can also be found on the RICE website.

Contact: Nancy Bertler