2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Ainley, David B-031-M Adelie penguin response to climate change at the individual, colony, and metapopulation levels
Ainley, David B-042-M COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Penguin foraging reveals phytoplankton spatial structure in the Ross Sea
Allen, Andrew B-394-M Synergistic effects of iron, carbon dioxide, and temperature on the fate of nitrate: Implications for future changes in export production in the Southern Ocean
Barwick, Steven A-127-M Development of hexagonal radio array for the ARIANNA ultra-high-energy neutrino detector
Bentley, Charles T-350-M Ice Coring and Drilling Services (ICDS) support for WAIS Divide
Bieber, John A-120-M Cosmic ray observations at McMurdo Station
Bindschadler, Robert C-407-M IPY: Collaborative Research: Ocean-ice sheet interaction in the Amundsen Sea: The keystone of West Antarctic stability
Blankenship, Donald G-098-M International cryospheric exploration through collaborative aerogeophysical profiling/Operation Ice Bridge (OIB)
Bristow, William A-369-M/S McMurdo and South Pole SuperDARN: Investigation of the ionospheric dynamics and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling in Antarctica
Buckley, Bradley B-308-M The cellular stress response in cold-adapted organisms: Building novel mechanistic links between heat stress, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in Antarctic fishes.
Carpenter, Paul T-299-M IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Cassano, John O-240-M Collaborative Research: Ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions in the Terra Nova Bay polynya
Cheng, Chi-Hing Christina B-010-L/M/P Antarctic notothenioid fish freeze avoidance and genome-wide evolution for life in the cold
Chu, Xinzhao A-130-M LiDAR Investigation of middle and upper atmosphere temperature, composition, chemistry, and dynamics at McMurdo, Antarctica
Clark, Peter I-311-M Collaborative Research: Dating and modeling the last deglaciation of the Ross Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Clauer, C. A-106-M/S Collaborative Research: Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper-atmosphere Investigations: Interhemispheric investigations along the 40-degree magnetic meridian
Comberiate, Mike T-966-M TDRSS and NAILS
Conway, Howard I-209-M Deglaciation of the Ross Sea Embayment - constraints from Roosevelt Island
Conway, Howard I-210-M East Antarctic outlet glacier dynamics
Costa, Daniel B-232-M Collaborative Research: Weddell seals as autonomous sensors of the winter oceanography of the Ross Sea
Cottle, John G-064-M Exploring the significance of NA-alkaline magmatism in subduction systems, a case study from the Ross Orogen
Crocker, Brian T-500-M T-500-O
Devlin, Mark A-147-M Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST-POL)
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program
Engebretson, Mark A-102-M/S Studies of solar wind - Magnetosphere interactions using observations of ULF waves at an extensive ground array at high latitudes
Fountain, Andrew C-504-M McMurdo LTER - Glaciers: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Hanany, Shaul A-146-M E & B Experiment (EBEX)
Hansen, Samantha G-061-M CAREER: Deciphering the tectonic history of the Transantarctic Mountains and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Harvey, Ralph G-057-M The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET): Reconnaissance team
Helmig, Detlev O-233-M Reactive gas chemistry in the Dome C snowpack and its influence on surface-layer chemistry and ice-core records
Hernandez, Gonzalo A-110-M/S Austral high-latitude atmospheric dynamics
Hofmann, Gretchen B-134-M Ocean acidification: Integrated approaches to understanding effects on antarctic sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri
Holland, David O-286-M Collaborative Research: Application of distributed temperature sensors (DTS) for Antarctic ice shelves and cavities
Kalnajs, Lars O-324-M Augmenting the Ross Island-area automatic weather station network to develop a tropospheric ozone climatology
Kemerait, Robert G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Kennicutt, Mahlon B-518-M Temporal variability in natural and anthropogenic disturbance of McMurdo Station
Kim, Stacy B-174-M Benthic-pelagic coupling in an intact ecosystem: The role of top predators in McMurdo Sound
Koch, Paul B-225-M Exploring the vulnerability of Southern Ocean pinnipeds to climate change - an integrated approach
Lazzara, Matt O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station (AWS) program
Levy, Joseph G-084-M Cryptic hydrology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Water track contributions to water and geochemical budgets in Taylor Valley, Antarctica
Levy, Joseph G-080-M Rapid landscape change in Garwood Valley: Monitoring buried glacier melt and exploring “Péwé’s Lost Lake”
Lubin, Dan O-314-M Antarctic Cloud Physics: Fundamental Observations from Ross Island
Lyons, W. Berry C-509-M McMurdo LTER - Geochemistry: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program
Marchant, David G-054-M Quantifying surface processes above buried ice in Antarctica: Implications for terrestrial climate change and glaciation on Mars
Mayewski, Paul I-173-M Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project
McKay, Christopher B-302-M IceBite: An auger and sampling systems for ground ice on Mars
McKnight, Diane C-506-M McMurdo LTER - Streams: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program
Melendy, Renee T-940-M CRREL 09-10 activities
Mellish, Jo-Ann B-470-M Collaborative Research: Thermoregulation in free-living Antarctic seals: the missing link in effective ecological modeling
Min, Larissa W-491-M Wondering Gondwana
Mitchell, John A-142-M Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER)
Moore, Robert A-109-M/P/S Collaborative Research: Antarctic ELF/VLF observations of lightning and lightning-induced electron precipitation
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael B-247-M CAREER: Protist diversity and function in the Dry Valley lakes
Morin, Paul T-434-M The Polar Geospatial Information Center: Joint support
Obbard, Rachel O-263-M Bromide in snow in the sea ice zone
Pettit, Joseph T-295-M UNAVCO GPS survey support
Place, Sean B-199-M Ocean acidification–category 1: Identifying adaptive responses of polar fishes in a vulnerable ecosystem
Ponganis, Paul B-197-M The physiological ecology of two Antarctic icons: Emperor penguins and leopard seals
Powell, Ross C-522-M Integrative study of marine ice sheet stability and subglacial life habitats - Robotic Access to Grounding-zones for Exploration and Science (RAGES)
Priscu, John C-523-M GeomicroBiology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments (GBASE) beneath the Mercer and Whillans Ice Streams
Priscu, John C-505-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program
Rack, Frank C-524-M WISSARD borehole drill contractor
Rotella, Jay B-009-M The demographic consequences of environmental variability and individual heterogeneity in life-history tactics of a long-lived Antarctic marine predator
Schmidt, Britney B-259-M Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets (ASTEP)
Schwartz, Susan C-525-M Investigating (un)stable sliding of Whillians Ice Stream and subglacial water dynamics using borehole seismology: A component of the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project
Severinghaus, Jeffrey I-476-M Collaborative Research: Replicate coring at WAIS Divide to obtain additional samples at events of high scientific interest
Sims, Kenneth G-092-M A geochemical study of the nature and evolution of mantle upwelling beneath Ross Island and its relationship to tectonics in the West Antarctic Rift System
Staudigel, Hubert G-439-M Collaborative research: Microbially mediated alteration of volcanic glass using McMurdo extreme environments as natural laboratories
Stearns, Leigh I-351-M Collaborative Research: Byrd Glacier flow dynamics
Stepp, Bill A-145-M NASA Long Duration Balloon (LDB) support program
Stone, John I-414-M Glacial-interglacial history of West Antarctic nunataks and site reconnaissance for subglacial bedrock sampling
Takacs-Vesbach, Cristina B-330-M An integrated ecological investigation of McMurdo Dry Valley's active soil microbial communities
Taylor, Edith G-496-M Life in a volcanic landscape: Early Jurassic paleoenvironments and paleobotany
Taylor, Kendrick I-477-M WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)
Thoman, Bruce T-927-M NASA/McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
Thurber, Andrew B-004-M Microbe-metazoan interactions in an Antarctic infaunal community
Tuft, Diane W-493-M The hidden light of Antarctica
Wall, Diana C-507-M McMurdo LTER - Soils: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program
Warburton, Janet Y-606-M PolarTREC
Weatherwax, Allan A-111-M/S Studies of the polar Ionosphere and Magnetosphere from measurements in Antarctica
Weatherwax, Allan A-112-M Polar experiment network for geospace upper-atmosphere investigations: PENGUIn - A high-latitude window to geospace dynamics
Wiens, Douglas G-089-M/S Polenet East: An international seismological network for East Antarctica
Wilson, Terry G-079-M Collaborative research, IPY POLENET-Antarctica: Investigating links between geodynamics and ice sheets
Young, Duncan G-099-M Geophysical Investigation of Marie Byrd Land Lithospheric Evolution - GIMBLE
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