Roosevelt Island is located in the eastern portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. This island, named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, is part of the Ross Dependency. The island is covered with ~760 meters (~2,500 ft) of ice at the summit of the island. Scientists refer to Roosevelt Island as a grounded 'ice dome'. The accumulation of snow, and then ice, occurs slowly over millennia. The pattern, rate and timing of snow accumulation can be reconstructed from different physical and chemical properties of the ice. Explore this site to learn more about how we drilled this ice core, the data used to reconstruct climate, and who is involved with the RICE project.
RICE Field Camp Satellite Image
2012-2013 Field Season - A satellite image of the RICE field camp