2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Ainley, David B-031-M Adélie 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
Amaral Zettler, Linda Angela B-228-P Collaborative Research: Microbial Community Assembly in Coastal Waters of the Western Antarctic Peninsula
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole and Palmer Stations
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole and Palmer Stations
Barbeau, David L. G-432-E COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: EAGER: Evaluating the suitability of the Larsen basin for testing the Cretaceous glaciation hypothesis
Barwick, Steven A-127-M Development of hexagonal radio array for the ARIANNA ultra-high-energy neutrino detector
Bench, Shelley R B-018-P Postdoctoral research fellowship
Bentley, Charles T-350-M Ice Drill Design and Operations (IDDO) 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)
Bockheim, James G-239-P Impact of recent climate warming on active-layer dynamics, permafrost, and soil properties on the western Antarctic Peninsula
Bristow, William A-369-M/S Antarctic and Conjugate Research using SuperDARN
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.
Carlstrom, John A-379-S Cosmological Research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope
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
Cassar, Nicolas O-405-L Physiological and ecosystem structure forcings on carbon fluxes in the Southern Ocean mixed layer
Cheng, Chi-Hing Christina B-010-L/M/P Antarctic notothenioid fish freeze avoidance and genome-wide evolution for life in the cold
Chereskin, Teresa O-317-L/N Southern Ocean current observations from the U.S. Antarctic research vessels
Clark, Peter U. I-311-M Collaborative Research: Dating and modeling the last deglaciation of the Ross Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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
Corbett, David O-176-L/P Submarine groundwater and freshwater inputs along the Western Antarctic Peninsula
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 Christopher T-500-M T-500-O
Devlin, Mark A-147-M Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST-POL)
Dolk, Shaun R X-592-E NOAA’s Global Drifter Program (GDP)
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Durbin, Edward G B-014-N Euphausia superba feeding using DNA analysis of gut contents
Emerson, Steven R O-254-L Noble gases in the Drake Passage aboard the ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Engebretson, Mark J A-102-M/S Studies of solar wind - Magnetosphere interactions using observations of ULF waves at an extensive ground array at high latitudes
Evenson, Paul A-118-S Element composition of high-energy solar particles
Firing, Eric O-317-L/N Southern Ocean current observations from the U.S. Antarctic research vessels
Fountain, Andrew C-504-M McMurdo LTER - Glaciers: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Gill, John T A-336-P ELF/VLF observation of whistler-mode waves, lightning discharge, and gamma-ray events from Palmer Station
Halzen, Francis A-333-S Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Hanany, Shaul A-146-M E & B Experiment (EBEX)
Hansell, Dennis Arthur O-309-N Collaborative Research: TRacing the fate of Algal Carbon Export in the Ross Sea (TRACERS)
Hansen, Samantha G-061-M CAREER: Deciphering the tectonic history of the Transantarctic Mountains and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin
Harvey, Ralph G-057-M The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET): Reconnaissance team
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
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 E O-324-M Augmenting the Ross Island-area automatic weather station network to develop a tropospheric ozone climatology
Karle, Albrecht A-107-S Collaborative Research: MRI-R2 instrument development of the Askaryan Radio Array, a large-scale radio Cherenkov neutrino detector at the South Pole
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
Kooyman, Gerald B-464-N Pre- and post-molt biology of emperor penguins
Kovac, John A-039-S Collaborative Research: BICEP2 and SPUD - A search for inflation with degree-scale polarimetry from the South Pole
Kulesa, Craig A-364-S Continuing operation of the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope at Ridge A, Antarctica
LaBelle, James A-128-S Outstanding Questions on Auroral Radiation Fine Structure
LaBelle, James A-125-S Application of the AGO network to energy transfer in the radiation belts and remote sensing of auroral plasma processes
Lamanna, Matthew G-182-E Late Cretaceous-Paleogene vertebrates from Antarctica: Implications for paleobiogeography, paleoenvironment, and extinction in Polar Gondwana
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program (WinFly Component)
Ledwell, James Robert O-124-L Studies of turbulence and mixing in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, a continuation of DIMES
Leonard, Katherine Colby O-242-E Role of snow distribution processes in Antarctic sea ice mass balance
Levy, Joseph G-080-M Rapid landscape change in Garwood Valley: Monitoring buried glacier melt and exploring “Péwé’s Lost Lake”
Levy, Joseph G-084-M Cryptic hydrology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Water track contributions to water and geochemical budgets in Taylor Valley, Antarctica
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 Valleys LTER Program
Marchant, David R G-054-M Quantifying surface processes above buried ice in Antarctica: Implications for terrestrial climate change and glaciation on Mars
Martinson, Doug C-021-L Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, physical oceanography component
Mayewski, Paul I-173-M Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project
McClintock, James B-027-P The effects of ocean acidification and rising sea surface temperatures on shallow-water benthic organisms in Antarctica
McKay, Christopher B-302-M IceBite: An auger and sampling systems for ground ice on Mars
Melendy, Renee T-940-M Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) activities
Mellish, Jo-Ann B-470-M Collaborative Research: Thermoregulation in free-living Antarctic seals: the missing link in effective ecological modeling
Miller, Scott O-278-N Air-sea fluxes of momentum, heat, and carbon dioxide at high wind speeds in the Southern Ocean
Min, Larissa W-491-M Wondering Gondwana
Mitchell, John W A-142-M Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER)
Moore, Anna A-356-S Analysis of the data from the Gattini Antarctic camera network
Morel, Francois M B-003-P Collaborative Research: The seasonal dynamics of CO2, primary production, and DMS in the Western Antarctic Peninsula - Measurements of pools and processes using mass spectrometry
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
Naveen, Ron B-044-E Collaborative Research: Multispecies, multi-scale investigations of long-term changes in penguin and seabird populations on the Antarctic Peninsula
Obbard, Rachel W O-263-M Bromide in snow in the sea ice zone
Pettit, Joseph R 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-505-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Priscu, John C-523-M GeomicroBiology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments (GBASE) beneath the Mercer and Whillans Ice Streams
Rack, Frank C-524-M Developing New Science and Technology for Subglacial Studies of the Whillans Ice Plain and West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Romalis, Michael V. A-103-S Test of Lorentz invariance at the South Pole
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
Scambos, Theodore C-514-E Collaborative Research in IPY: Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System, a Multi-disciplinary Approach -- Cryosphere and Oceans (LARISSA)
Schmidt, Britney Elyce B-259-M Astrobiology science and technology for exploring planets (ASTEP)
Schofield, Oscar C-019-L/P Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, phytoplankton component
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
Sims, Kenneth W 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
Sprintall, Janet O-260-L The Drake Passage high-density XBT program
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
Sweeney, Colm O-214-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
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 Valleys LTER Program
Warburton, Janet Y-606-M PolarTREC
Warren, Stephen O-201-E Spectral and broadband albedo of Antarctic sea-ice types
Watters, George B-006-N NOAA / AMLR
Weatherwax, Allan T A-111-M/S Studies of the polar Ionosphere and Magnetosphere from measurements in Antarctica
Weatherwax, Allan T A-112-M Polar experiment network for geospace upper-atmosphere investigations: PENGUIn - A high-latitude window to geospace dynamics
Wu, Qian A-132-P Thermospheric neutral wind observation in the Antarctica Peninsula
Young, Duncan A G-099-M Geophysical Investigation of Marie Byrd Land Lithospheric Evolution - GIMBLE
Yuan, Xiaojun O-261-N Collaborative Research: Sampling the ocean - sea ice interaction in the Pacific center of the Antarctic Dipole
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