|Date||2006-10-31 to 2006-12-26|
|Total Depth||1284.85 m|
ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) Project
The key aim of the MIS Project is to determine past ice shelf responses to climate forcing, including variability at a range of timescales. To achieve this aim ANDRILL will recover core from beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf. The primary target for the MIS site is a 1200 meter-thick body of Plio-Pleistocene (0-5 million years ago) glacimarine, terrigenous, volcanic, and biogenic sediment that has accumulated in the Windless Bight region of a flexural moat basin surrounding Ross Island. A single ~1000 meter-deep drillcore will be recovered from approximately 900m of water.
Below is a graphical representation of all core recovered from this hole. Each column represents 10 meters of core. Bright blue areas denote sections of no core recovery. Clicking on the image will allow you to quickly jump to that specific depth in the hole.