2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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LARISSA Project participation RVIB Araon Cruise in 2013

Program Manager:
Dr. Paul Cutler

NSF/PLR Award 1143981

ASC POC/Implementer:
Adam Jenkins

Dr. Eugene Domack (Principal Investigator)

University of South Florida
College of Marine Science
St. Petersburg, Florida

Supporting Stations:  Special Project, ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Research Locations:  

Project Description:
In collaboration with the Korean Antarctic Program, aboard the research icebreaker Araon, the LARISSA PI team will return to the northern Antarctic Peninsula region to complete the data collection related to the current LARISSA grant, and will remove all US installations and gear. The primary research site is again the eastern Peninsula, in particular the Larsen B and Larsen A embayments. If sea ice conditions are impassible for these areas, follow-on work in the more northern east Antarctic Peninsula waters will be conducted, as well as follow-up work on the fjords adjacent to the Larsen B embayment on the western AP coast. Helicopters on the Araon will attempt to support glaciological and terrestrial geophysics work from the ship in any of these cases.

Field Season Overview:
LARISSA team members will depart from Punta Arenas, Chile on the Korean vessel, Araon. They will call at King Sejong station (King George Island) for fuel offload and then continue to their sampling sites on the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Robert Bauer
  • Allegra Bianchini
  • Jennifer Bohlander
  • Stefanie Brachfeld (Co-PI)
  • Randelle Bundy
  • Jennifer Campo
  • Mattias Cape
  • Andrew Christ
  • Eugene Domack (PI)
  • Bruce Huber (Co-PI)
  • Anastasia Kyrmanidou
  • Amy Leventer (Co-PI)
  • Erin Pettit (Co-PI)
  • Natalie Romanoff
  • Ted Scambos (Co-PI)
  • Maria Vernet (Co-PI)
  • Julia Wellner (Co-PI)

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