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Secrets Beneath the Ice

Secrets Beneath the Ice

In "Secrets Beneath the Ice," join NOVA on a state-of-the-art expedition as researchers drill three-quarters of a mile into the Antarctic seafloor, recovering data that reveals the details of ancient Earth's climate and fauna.

Defying even the harshest weather conditions to conduct their studies, researchers reveal new information about Antarctica that has implications for coastal cities around the globe.

This one-hour program will focus primarily on the National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic geological drilling (ANDRILL) project, a multinational collaboration that seeks to determine the history of paleo-environmental changes in Antarctica. As the climate changes, this data may offer information on ice-sheet dynamics in the future.

The local Wash., D.C., PBS affiliate, WETA, has scheduled the first "Secrets Beneath the Ice" to air at 8 p.m. on Dec. 28, with subsequent showtimes at various hours in the following days. Check local listings.



Credit: Courtesy of NOVA