Today's scientists may follow the paths of Antarctica's early explorers, but present-day goals involve scientific research rather than exploration. The Antarctic ice cap holds a vast storehouse of information about world climate. In this lesson you will learn about research in Antarctica, the information that ice cores contribute to scientific knowledge, and the work of one expedition from the United States.
Destination Title: Secrets of the Ice
Start at the home page of the Secrets of the Ice Web site.
- Click on the title, "Secrets of the Ice," and read the introduction to the site.
- Click on "Explore Antarctica," and follow the links to pages about climate. Browse through these and the following pages, taking notes as you read.
- Click on "Ice Core Research" and "Scientific Expedition." You may click on other links on these pages such as "Drilling Ice Cores" to complete your research.
Using the information you gathered from this site, answer the following questions.