Last year a New Zealand science team mobilized for one of the most ambitious projects carried out in Antarctica. Their
goal was to monitor conditions at the Ross Ice Shelf and study how this vast ice shelf might respond to future global warming. The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world. It is hundreds of meters thick and larger than California.
Moorings technician Mike Brewer, from New Zealand science research organization NIWA, was part of the team installing sensors under
the ice shelf. This required first opening a hole in 400 meters of ice to reach the ocean beneath, then passing about a kilometer of mooring cable with instruments through the hole before it froze. Get the rest of the story here