RICE is an international collaboration between New Zealand, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy and China. The aim of the project is to recover a 750 m deep ice core from Roosevelt Island in Antarctica to determine the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf and West Antarctica in a warming world.
Three shallow 10m deep firn cores were obtained from the vicinity of the drill site. These cores will have geochemical analysis to help towards the main research objective.
If you require any further information please contact the investigator at Victoria University, Wellington. All samples are kept at the NZ Ice Core Research Facility at GNS Science in Lower Hutt, Wellington.