Meet an Undergraduate Researcher!
Avery Palardy is among eight scientists, four of them from the University of Rochester, charged with drilling into the glacier in order to study climate change.
According to Vas Petrenko, UR professor and the expedition’s paleoclimatologist leader, the ice samples harvested will date back tens of thousands of years, the trapped air inside yielding a preserved snapshot of where the earth’s climate stood at the time, and ultimately how it changed over millennia.
See the Boston Globe article, "College Swimmer Sets Sights on Antarctica."
Avery Palardy is a junior who is a member of the swim team and studies environmental science.