2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
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Principal Investigator Index

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Ainley, David B-031-M Adélie penguin response to climate change in the Ross Sea region – a full life-cycle approach
Alfano, Candice A. X-593-M/S Characterization of Psychological Risk, Overlap with Physical Health, and Associated Performance in Isolated, Confined, Extreme (ICE) Environments
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole, Scott Base, and Palmer stations
Anderson, Robert Frederick G-051-N Water mass structure and bottom water formation in the ice-age Southern Ocean
Aydin, Murat I-164-S A 1,500-meter ice core from South Pole
Barwick, Steven A-127-M Precision operation of Hexagonal Radio Array (HRA)
Bay, Ryan I-194-S Laser dust logging and fluorimetric scanning of SPICE
Bell, Robin E C-384-M A systems approach to understanding the Ross Ocean and ice Shelf Environment and Tectonic setting Through Aerogeophysical surveys and modeling (ROSETTA)
Bowser, Samuel B-043-M Assembling and mining the genomics of giant Antarctic foraminifera
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
Bromley, Gordon R I-177-M Potential direct geologic constraint of ice sheet thickness in the central Transantarctic Mountains during the Pliocene warm period
Buys, Emmanuel S B-267-M Unraveling the genomic and molecular basis of the dive response: Nitric oxide signaling and vasoregulation in the Weddell seal
Carlstrom, John A-379-S Cosmological research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope
Carroll, Michael W W-487-M Alien Landscapes
Cassano, John O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program (WinFly Component)
Chereskin, Teresa O-317-L Southern Ocean current observations from the U.S. Antarctic research vessels
Chu, Xinzhao A-130-M LiDAR investigation of middle and upper atmosphere temperature, composition, chemistry, and dynamics at McMurdo, Antarctica
Chu, Xinzhao A-123-M High-resolution Na Doppler LiDAR observations of the middle and upper atmosphere at McMurdo, Antarctica
Conde, Mark A-343-M/S High-resolution mapping of thermospheric wind and temperature fields near the equatorward edge of the Antarctic polar cap
Cottle, John G-076-M Petrologic constraints on subduction termination from lamprophyres, Ross Orogen, Antarctica
Countway, Peter Dylan B-028-P Antarctic microbial networks and DMSP: Linking diversity, biogeochemistry, and functional gene expression
Davis, Randall B-017-M Geomagnetic navigation by Weddell seals beneath Antarctic ice
Deeb, Elias Joseph T-942-S Building envelope and infrastructure assessment using an integrated thermal imaging and LiDAR scanning system
Dinn, Michael X-599-S Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) network - British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER - Lakes: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Ducklow, Hugh William C-045-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
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
Fischer, Tobias P G-411-M Erebus volcano: Characterizing a subglacial hydrothermal system and potential effects on CO2 degassing
Fortescue, Donald W-467-M/S Artistic and scientific fieldwork at the South Pole: Inquiry at the edge of possibility
Franco, Hugo A-145-M NASA Long Duration Balloon (LDB) support program
Gao, Yuan O-231-P Quantifying atmospheric iron properties over the Western Antarctic Peninsula
Girton, James Bannister O-398-N Pathways of circumpolar deep water to West Antarctica from profiling float and satellite measurements
Girton, James Bannister O-226-L/N Sustained measurements of Southern Ocean air-sea coupling from a mobile autonomous platform
Goodge, John D-551-M Phase 2 development of a Rapid Access Ice Drilling (RAID) platform for research in Antarctica
Goodge, John D-552-M Phase 2 development of a Rapid Access Ice Drilling (RAID) platform for research in Antarctica
Gooseff, Michael N C-506-M McMurdo LTER - Streams: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
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
Halzen, Francis A-333-S Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Harbor, Jonathan M I-346-U MAGIC-DML: Mapping/Measuring/Modeling Antarctic Geomorphology and Ice Change in Dronning Maud Land
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Hebert, Jason Paul T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Heine, John N T-913-M OPP/USAP Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) visit
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
Howkins, Adrian J C-457-M Assessing changing patterns of human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys using digital photo archive
Jefferies, Stuart A-367-M/S Using gravity waves to probe the solar atmosphere
Jenkins, Bethany Diane B-230-N Investigating iron-binding ligands in Southern Ocean diatom communities: The role of diatom-bacteria associations
Johnson, Sarah S G-062-M EAGER: Single-molecule sequencing of Antarctic paleolakes
Karle, Albrecht A-107-S Development of the Askaryan Radio Array ultra-high energy neutrino detector at the South Pole
Kemerait, Robert C G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Kohut, Josh B-005-L Impacts of local oceanographic processes on Adélie penguin foraging ecology over Palmer Deep
Koutnik, Michelle R I-193-M/S Characterization of upstream ice and firn dynamics affecting the South Pole Ice (SPICE) core
Kovac, John A-149-S Imaging the beginning of time from the South Pole: The next stage of the BICEP program
Kowalewski, Douglas Edward G-091-M Friis Hills drilling project: An international collaboration to examine the Miocene transition in Antarctica
Kuo, Chao-Lin A-365-S Science observation with BICEP3 CMB polarization experiment
Kurtz, Nathan T C-529-M Operation IceBridge
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
LaBelle, James A-128-S Earth’s electromagnetic environment: Advancing recent discoveries in auroral plasma radio emission research
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M Antarctic automatic weather station program
Lee, Richard B-256-P Winter survival mechanisms and adaptive genetic variation in an Antarctic insect
Lessard, Marc A-102-S Studies of ULF waves associated with solar wind coupling to the magnetosphere and ionosphere
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
MacAyeal, Douglas R I-190-M Impact of supraglacial lakes on ice-shelf stability
Martinson, Doug C-021-L Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
McClure, Glenn L W-479-M Music in the ice: Musical interpretation of, and instructional module on, Ross Ice Shelf wave-induced vibrations
McManis, James D T-524-M UNL hot water drilling support
Moran, Amy B-307-M Body size, oxygen, and vulnerability to climate change: a physiological study of Antarctic Pycnogonida
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
Munro, David Russel O-214-L/N Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Palo, Scott A-284-M Lower thermospheric science using new meteor radars at McMurdo Station
Paznukhov, Vadym V A-373-P Troposphere-ionosphere coupling via atmospheric gravity waves
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
Polito, Michael B-025-E Investigating Holocene shifts in the diets and paleohistory of Antarctic krill predators
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-533-M Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA): Integrated study of carbon cycling in hydrologically active subglacial environments
Robinson, Kim Stanley Y-605-M Smithsonian Magazine “Worst Journey In The World” article
Robinson, Rebecca G-152-N A field and laboratory examination of the diatom N and Si isotope proxies: Implications for assessing the Southern Ocean biological pump
Rynearson, Tatiana A B-469-N Southern Ocean diatoms and climate change: quantifying the relative roles of diversity and plasticity in evolution
Saint-Hilaire, Pascal A-337-M/S Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS)
Sarmiento, Jorge l O-271-N Southern Ocean Carbon and climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM)
Schmidt, Steven K B-320-M Stochasticity and cryoconite community assembly and function
Schofield, Oscar C-019-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
Schwartz, Susan C-525-M High-resolution heterogeneity at the base of Whillans Ice Stream and its control on ice dynamics
Sedwick, Peter O-316-N Impact of convective processes and sea ice formation on the distribution of iron in the Ross Sea: Closing the seasonal cycle.
Seo, Eun-Suk A-138-M The Boron And Carbon Cosmic rays in the Upper Stratosphere (BACCUS)
Shubin, Neil H G-071-M Middle-late Devonian vertebrates of Antarctica
Shuster, David Lawrence G-413-L Antarctic Peninsula exhumation and landscape development investigated by low-temperature detrital thermochronometry
Sprintall, Janet O-260-L The Drake Passage high-density XBT program
Sprintall, Janet O-260-L The Drake Passage high-density XBT program
St. Laurent, Louis NMI O-204-L Collaborative Research: Autonomous Sampling of Southern Ocean Mixing (AUSSOM)
Stephens, Britton B O-404-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Stephens, Britton B O-404-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Stone, John I-277-M EXPROBE-WAIS: Exposed rock beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a test for interglacial ice sheet collapse
Stone, John I-186-M High-resolution reconstruction of Holocene deglaciation in the southern Ross Embayment
Szuberla, Curt T-396-M Operation and maintenance of a CTBT class infrasound array at Windless Bight
Tauxe, Lisa G-056-M Finding the missing dipole signal in global paleointensity data: Revisiting the high southerly latitudes
Taylor, Edith G-135-M Permian and Triassic icehouse to greenhouse paleoenvironments and paleobotany in the Shackleton Glacier Area, Antarctica
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Continental-scale studies of Mesospheric dynamics using the Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN)
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Continental-scale studies of Mesospheric dynamics using the Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN)
Taylor, Susan O-399-S Sampling comet dust from Antarctic air
Thoman, Bruce T-927-M NASA / McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
Thurber, Andrew B-001-M Elucidating the Antarctic methane cycle at the Cinder Cones Reducing Habitat
Ulses, Greg A O-410-N Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Southern Hemisphere cruises
Vernet, Maria B-276-N Collaborative Research: Fjord Ecosystem Structure and Function on the West Antarctic Peninsula - Hotspots of Productivity and Biodiversity? (FjordEco)
Veron, Dana E O-265-E Improving Model Parameterization of Energetic Fluxes in the Boundary Layer over Antarctica.
Virginia, Ross Y-610-E Joint Antarctic Science Expedition (JASE)
Walker, Christopher A-136-M Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO)
Wall, Diana C-507-M McMurdo LTER - Soils: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Wannamaker, Philip G-072-M Magma sources, residence and pathways of Mount Erebus phonolitic volcano, Antarctica, from magnetotelluric resistivity structure
Watters, George B-006-N NOAA / AMLR
Wicks, Maris W-483-M Antarctica comics project: A look at the science in Antarctica through the eyes of a comic book artist
Wiens, Douglas G-089-M Mantle structure and dynamics of the Ross Sea from a passive seismic deployment on the Ross Ice Shelf
Wilson, Joseph J Y-328-M Adélie study
Wilson, Terry G-079-M POLENET Antarctica: Investigating links between geodynamics and ice sheets - Phase 2
Zappa, Christopher O-403-E/M/N Oceanic response to a coastal polynya, Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica
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