2003-2004 USAP Field Season

Major Field Camps
for McMurdo-Based Researchers

 

  Four USAP-supported Antarctic deep-field camps will be used by McMurdo-based researchers.  
     
  Byrd Surface Camp  80 05' S, 119 32' W  
 

Byrd Surface Camp will support Ian Dalziel (G-087-M). One resident contract staff will operate this camp.

 
     
  Beardmore Glacier Camp 84° 00 S, 160° 30 E  
 

Beardmore Glacier Camp will support six science groups: Allan Ashworth (G-294-M), Loren Babcock (G-297-M), Bill Hammer (G-298-M), Molly Miller (G-094-M), Greg Retallack (G-299-M), and Edith Taylor (G-295-M). The camp will operate as a logistical hub for helicopter and twin otter operations. Six resident contract staff will operate this camp.

 
     
  Moody Nunatak Camp 83° 07 S, 159° 30 E  
 

Moody Nunatak Camp will support two science groups: John Goodge (G-291-M) and Molly Miller (G-094-M). The camp will operate as a logistical hub for helicopter and twin otter operations. Four resident contract staff will operate this camp.

 
     
  Megadunes Camp 80° 30 S, 125° 00 E  
 

Megadunes Camp will support two science groups Ted Scambos (G-186-M) and Jeff Severinghaus (G-184-M). Two resident contract staff will operate this camp..

 
     
  Light Ground Traverse (LGT)  
  The Light Ground Traverse is a traverse over land from South Pole to Taylor Dome via AGO-4, TAMSEIS camp, and Megadunes. This traverse will support four science groups Paul Mayewski (I-153-M), Ted Scambos (I-186-M), Jeff Severinghouse (I-184-M and Doug Wiens (G-089-M). Five contract staff will operate this traverse.