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This video examines what Antarctica looks like today — how thick the ice cover is, what the continent would look like without ice, and how ANDRILL scientists prepare to work in the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth. Challenged by a continent covered in ice, how can ANDRILL researchers find any clues at all? This unit shows how ANDRILL scientists detect Antarctica’s climate history — by prospecting, surveying and drilling to read Earth’s history in sediments and rocks. For more Antarctica’s Secrets, including teachers’ guides, visit