Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Project

The key aim of the SMS Project is to establish a robust history of past Antarctic ice sheet variation and climate evolution that can be integrated into continental and global records toward a better understanding of East Antarctica’s role in the past, present, and future global system. To achieve this aim, one ~1000 meter-deep drillcore will sample an inferred Miocene (0-17 million years ago) and younger sequence of seismic units that expand into the Victoria Land Basin. A new history of land vegetation and sea-ice cover will feed new data into glacial and climate models.

Co-Chief Scientists

harwood Dr. David Harwood

harwood Dr. Fabio Florindo

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