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2014-2015 USAP Field Season
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Ainley, David B-031-M Adélie penguin response to climate change at the individual, colony, and metapopulation levels
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
Anderson, John B. G-088-N Evidence for Paleo Ice Stream Collapse in the Western Ross Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum.
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole, Scott Base, and Palmer stations
Aronson, Richard B-002-L Climate change and predatory invasion of the Antarctic benthos
Arrigo, Kevin B-244-N Adaptive responses of Phaeocystis populations in Antarctic ecosystems
Ashley, Matt NMI X-599-S Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) network - British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Aydin, Murat I-164-S A 1,500-meter ice core from South Pole
Balco, Gregory G-410-M Collaborative Research: Terrestrial exposure-age constraints on the last glacial maximum extent of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Western Ross Sea
Ball, Rebecca Ann B-300-E Climatic and environmental constraints on aboveground-belowground linkages and diversity across a latitudinal gradient in Antarctica
Bart, Philip G-154-N Timing and duration of Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and post-LGM grounding events in the Whales Deep paleo ice streams, Eastern Ross Sea continental shelf
Barwick, Steven A-127-M Development of hexagonal radio array for the ARIANNA ultra-high-energy neutrino detector
Bell, Robin E G-053-M MRI-R2: Development of an ice imaging system for monitoring changing ice sheets mounted on the NYANG LC-130
Bench, Shelley R B-018-P Postdoctoral research fellowship
Bilyk, Kevin Thomas B-266-P Evolutionary fates of hemoglobin and heme scavengers in white-blooded Antarctic icefishes
Boggs, Steven Edward A-372-M LDB-COmpton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI)
Bristow, William A-369-M/S Antarctic and conjugate research using SuperDARN
Bromirski, Peter D I-348-M Dynamic response of the Ross Ice Shelf to wave-induced vibrations
Carlstrom, John A-379-S Cosmological research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope
Carpenter, Edward B-012-M Collaborative Research: Importance of heterotrophic and phototrophic N2 fixation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys on local, regional, and landscape scales
Carpenter, Paul T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Clow, Gary Dawson I-475-M WAIS logging
Conde, Mark A-343-M/S High-resolution mapping of thermospheric wind and temperature fields near the equatorward edge of the Antarctic polar cap
Conway, Howard I-209-M Deglaciation of the Ross Sea Embayment - constraints from Roosevelt Island
Dalziel, Ian G-087-N Role of the Central Scotia Sea in the onset and development of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Davis, Randall B-017-M Geomagnetic navigation by Weddell seals beneath Antarctic ice
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Doran, Peter B-280-M Habitability of Antarctic lakes and detectability of microbial life in icy environments by autonomous year-round instrumentation
Durbin, Edward G B-014-N Euphausia superba feeding using DNA analysis of gut contents
Eppley, Dr. Sarah Margaretha B-289-E The functional role of moss in structuring biotic interactions and terrestrialization of Antarctica
Evenson, Paul A-120-M Neutron monitor observations of cosmic rays from Jang Bogo and McMurdo Station
Evenson, Paul A-118-S Element composition of high-energy solar particles
Fountain, Andrew C-517-M The McMurdo Dry Valleys: A landscape on the threshold of change
Girton, James Bannister O-398-N Pathways of circumpolar deep water to West Antarctica from profiling float and satellite measurements
Gooseff, Michael N C-504-M McMurdo LTER - Glaciers: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Gorham, Peter A-371-M Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna IV (ANITA IV) experiment
Hall, Brenda I-196-M Assessing the Antarctic contribution to sea-level changes during the last deglaciation: Constraints from Darwin Glacier
Halzen, Francis A-333-S Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Hansen, Samantha G-061-M CAREER: Deciphering the tectonic history of the Transantarctic Mountains and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin
Hardy, Janet P. T-940-M Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) activities
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Hofmann, Gretchen B-134-M Ocean acidification seascape: linking natural variability and anthropogenic changes in pH and temperature to performance in calcifying Antarctic marine invertebrates
Huntsman, Dwight David T-982-M NASA's McMurdo Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System Upgrade (MTRSU) deployment support
Jones, William Claude A-143-M Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation Dust and the Epoch of Reionization (SPIDER)
Kalnajs, Lars E O-324-M High-resolution study of atmosphere, ice, and aerosol interactions in coastal Antarctica
Kemerait, Robert C G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Kim, Stacy B-174-M Benthic-pelagic coupling in an intact ecosystem: The role of top predators in McMurdo Sound
Kirschvink, Joseph G-291-E Paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy of the James Ross Basin, Antarctica
Klein, Andrew B-518-M/P Temporal variability in natural and anthropogenic disturbance of McMurdo Station
Klein, Andrew B-518-M/P Temporal variability in natural and anthropogenic disturbance of McMurdo Station
Kohut, Josh B-005-L/P Impacts of local oceanographic processes on Adélie penguin foraging ecology over Palmer Deep
Kovac, John A-149-S Imaging the beginning of time from the South Pole: The next stage of the BICEP program
Kulesa, Craig A-364-M/S Continuing operation of the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope at Ridge A, Antarctica
Kuo, Chao-Lin A-365-S Science observation with BICEP3 CMB polarization experiment
Kyle, Phillip G-081-M Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory: Operations, Science, and Outreach (MEVO-OSO)
LaBelle, James A-125-S Application of the AGO network to energy transfer in the radiation belts and remote sensing of auroral plasma processes
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M/S Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program (WinFly Component)
Lessard, Marc A-102-M/S Studies of ULF waves associated with solar wind coupling to the magnetosphere and ionosphere
Levy, Joseph G-084-M Cryptic hydrology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Water track contributions to water and geochemical budgets in Taylor Valley, Antarctica
Loeb, Valerie J B-268-L Pilot study: Addition of biological sampling to Drake Passage transits of the ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Lubin, Dan O-325-M Department of Energy ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE)
Lyons, W. Berry C-509-M McMurdo LTER - Geochemistry: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Malin, Michael C G-075-M Collaborative Proposal: Decades-long experiment on wind-driven rock abrasion in the ice-free valleys, Antarctica
Marchant, David R G-054-M West Antarctic Ice Sheet stability, alpine glaciation, and climate variability: A terrestrial perspective from cosmogenic-nuclide dating in McMurdo Sound
Mikucki, Jill C-528-M MIDGE: Minimally Invasive Direct Glacial Exploration of biogeochemistry, hydrology, and glaciology of Blood Falls, McMurdo Dry Valleys
Mitchell, John W A-142-M Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER)
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
Mukhopadhyay, Sujoy G-438-M Constraining Plio-Pleistocene West Antarctic Ice Sheet behavior from the Ohio Range and Scott Glacier
Nitsche, Frank-Oliver G-059-N Vulnerability of East Antarctic ice shelves to warm ocean-water incursions
Orr, Gerald Dwayne A-145-M NASA Long Duration Balloon (LDB) support program
Peters, Leo Everett I-161-M Constraining englacial temperatures through active seismic methods
Petrenko, Vasilii Victorovich I-159-M The Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, horizontal ice core: Exploring changes in the natural methane budget in a warming world and expanding the paleo-archive
Pettit, Erin I-166-M Velvet Ice - evolution of fabric and texture in ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica
Pettit, Joseph R T-295-M UNAVCO GPS survey support
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.
Rack, Frank C-530-M WISSARD Roving Drill
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
Saba, Grace B-068-P Synergistic effects of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on the metabolism, growth, and reproduction of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)
Schmidt, Britney Elyce 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
Sherrell, Robert Michael B-203-L Natural iron fertilization and bioactive metal dynamics on the Western Antarctic Peninsula shelf
Simonson, Lily Jasmine Skolnick W-486-M Painting Between the Ice: Antarctic biodiversity from the Dry Valleys to the sea floor
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
Sumner, Dawn Yvonne G-063-M Microbialite Morphology in Lake Joyce, Antarctica
Swanger, Kate G-085-M Origin and climatic significance of rock glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Assessing spatial and temporal variability
Szuberla, Curt T-396-M Operation and maintenance of a CTBT class infrasound array at Windless Bight
Talghader, Joseph John I-172-M Optical fabric and fiber logging of glacial ice
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)
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Thoman, Bruce T-927-M NASA / McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
Thompson, Andrew F O-275-L Boundary control of upwelling in Southern Drake Passage: Whither Weddies?
Thurnherr, Andreas M O-408-N Flow, turbulence, and mixing in mid-ocean ridge fracture-zone canyons
Todgham, Anne Elizabeth B-207-M Interacting stressors: Metabolic capacity to acclimate under ocean warming and CO2-acidification in early developmental stages of Antarctic fishes
Tulaczyk, Slawek M C-521-M Integrative study of marine ice sheet stability and subglacial life habitats - Lake and Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (LISSARD)
Wall, Diana C-507-M McMurdo LTER - Soils: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Watters, George B-006-N NOAA / AMLR
Williams, Trevor G-297-M Collaborative research: Deglacial ice dynamics in the Weddell Sea embayment using sediment provenance
Yen, Jeannette B-048-P Ocean acidification: Pteropod swimming behavior as a bioassay for ocean acidification
Young, Duncan A G-099-M Geophysical Investigation of Marie Byrd Land Lithospheric Evolution - GIMBLE
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