Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Andrill notes by Anna

Minor 20 digress
90% fresh water
Has been uninhabited for millions of years
It is a massive content
What the weather was doing thousands of millions years ago
How Antarctica was formed
There are 4 nations involved in America, Italy, New Zealand,
Some people are not aware that we put air bags under the sea ice.
We do that by drilling holes in the ice and put the air bags under there and then the divers go down to make sure the air bags are in the right place and then they blow them up when the divers are up.
The people on the job work 12 hours a day from 8am to 8pm and then people work the night shift.

There is a risk of cracking the ice.
In the winter it gets thick.
In the summer it warms up and the ice gets thinner and easier to crack.
The planing began 4 this 7 or 8 years ago and then stared when the order the drill 4 years ago.
Scott base has been replaced.
The places u can go and do have changed.
Temperature is different all over the continent .
Drill though ice and rocks are different technology.
Hot water drills. Each diamond drill costs 45,000 and that’s U.S.A money
Family missing kids and wife.
When u have been in Antarctica for a long time and come home it smells different.
The sea riser needs to be straight.
Manages so the people work.
NZ has been leading this drill.
Were getting better and better at what were doing.

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