Antarctic Research Centre

RICE (Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution) Project

RICE headquarters, Roosevelt Island, Antarctica

RICE is a New Zealand led international collaboration with partners from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, People’s Republic of China, Sweden, U.K., and U.S.A. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Antarctic field seasons, they recovered a 764 m deep ice core to bedrock. The aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf and West Antarctic Ice Sheet in a warming world.

Project Timeline

RICE project timeline


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