Nova to showcase ANDRILL research

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The PBS show "Nova" is going to the bottom of the Earth to examine a multi-national research project that is based in part at UNL.

"Nova: Secrets Beneath the Ice" will feature the ANDRILL project, which is using a state-of-the-art drilling probe to examine climate change in the Antarctic region over the past 20 million years. The show airs at 8 p.m., Dec. 28 on NET1 and NET-HD, and repeats at 6 p.m., Jan. 2.

ANDRILL researchers recover rock cores that reveal evidence about Antarctica's climate history and species from a time just a few degrees warmer than today. The team then uses data from the rock cores to create climate models to show how the ice responded.

ANDRILL is a multinational collaboration involving 150 scientists from Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the United States. Operations and logistics for ANDRILL are managed by Antarctica New Zealand. Scientific research is administered and coordinated through the ANDRILL Science Management Office based at UNL.

A four-person NET crew led by Gary Hochman, NET senior producer, traveled to Antarctica to film the Nova piece. Other members of the crew were videographers Brian Seifferlein and soundman Jim Lenertz.

The production was shot in Antarctica, New Zealand and U.S. laboratories.

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