Step-by-Step Instructions

Part 1Interpret Sediment Core Images

Download and view six cards containing information about sediment types. Match the cards with locations of drill sites marked on a map the Southern Ocean.

Part 2Download and Install PSICAT

Go to the Paleontological Stratigraphic Interval Construction and Analysis Tool (PSICAT) website, download and install the software.

Part 3Explore PSICAT and Draw a Core Diagram

Practice using the features in the PSICAT drawing tool. Create a core diagram of a climate change cycle.

Part 4Use ANDRILL Animation to Simulate Climate Conditions

Use an online animation tool to design and view a sedimentation sequence. Record the simulated climate cycle sequence to draw with PSICAT.

Part 5View and Interpret an ANDRILL Core

Browse the ANDRILL core gallery. Then analyze a core from the collection that is believed to be 2.5 million years old.