2004-2005 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 Charles Stearns' automatic weather stations (O-283-M) and John Holt's airborne geophysical survey (I-141-M). The primary function of this camp is to serve as a fueling station to assist LC-130 aircraft operations to Pine Island and Thwaites Glacier. Three resident staff will operate this camp.

 
     
  Siple Dome 81° 39' S, 149° 04' W  
  Siple Dome will support two science groups: Sridhar Anandakrishnan (I-205-M) and Slawek Tulaczyk (I-345-M). This camp will operate as a logistical hub and staging area for these two science groups. Two resident staff will operate this camp.
 
     
  Thwaites Glacier Camp 79° 30' S, 118° 30' W  
 

Thwaites Glacier Camp will support one science group, John Holt (I-141-M). The camp will operate as a logistical hub for Twin Otter operations. Five resident staff will operate this camp.

 
     
  Pine Island Camp 77° 34.2' S, 95° 55.8' W  
 

Pine Island Camp will be a collaboration project between USAP and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Pine Island will support one USAP science group, John Holt (I-141-M). The camp will operate as a logistical hub for Twin Otter operations for BAS and a supplemental hub for the Holt group. Two resident USAP staff and six BAS staff will operate this camp.