2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Indexes

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McMurdo Station

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Principal Investigator Event No. Project Title
Ainley, David B-031-M Adelie penguin response to climate change in the Ross Sea region – a full life-cycle approach
Alfano, Candice X-593-M/S Characterization of Psychological Risk, Overlap with Physical Health, and Associated Performance in Isolated, Confined, Extreme (ICE) Environments
Barwick, Steven A-127-M Precision operation of hexagonal radio array
Bell, Robin 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 McMurdo and South Pole SuperDARN: Investigation of the ionospheric dynamics and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling in Antarctica
Bromirski, Peter I-348-M Dynamic response of the Ross Ice Shelf to wave-induced vibrations
Bromley, Gordon I-177-M Potential direct geologic constraint of ice sheet thickness in the central Transantarctic Mountains during the Pliocene warm period
Buys, Emmanuel B-267-M Unraveling the genomic and molecular basis of the dive response: Nitric oxide signaling and vasoregulation in the Weddell seal
Carroll, Michael W-487-M Alien Landscapes
Cassano, John O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program (WinFly Component)
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
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
Evenson, Paul A-120-M Neutron monitor observations of cosmic rays from Jang Bogo and McMurdo Station
Fischer, Tobias 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
Gerrard, Andrew A-111-M Synoptic geospace systems analysis using instrumentation from South Pole and McMurdo Stations
Gerrard, Andrew A-112-M Scientific studies from a network of sustainable, robotic observatories across the Antarctic ice shelf: A new approach to polar research
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 / DOSECC Exploration Services (DES)
Gooseff, Michael C-506-M McMurdo LTER - Streams: Increased connectivity in a polar desert resulting from climate warming: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Program
Gooseff, Michael 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 (ANITA III) experiment
Hamilton, Gordon I-178-M Flow and fracture dynamics in an ice shelf lateral margin: Observations and modeling of the McMurdo Shear Zone
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Hebert, Jason T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Heine, John T-913-M Rebreather testing for the NSF DPP USAP scientific diving program
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 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
Johnson, Sarah G-062-M EAGER: Single-molecule sequencing of Antarctic paleolakes
Kemerait, Robert G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Koutnik, Michelle I-193-M/S Characterization of upstream ice and firn dynamics affecting the South Pole Ice (SPICE) core
Kowalewski, Douglas G-091-M Friis Hills drilling project: An international collaboration to examine the Miocene transition in Antarctica
Kurtz, Nathan C-529-M Operation IceBridge
Kyle, Phillip G-081-M Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory: Operations, Science, and Outreach (MEVO-OSO)
Lazzara, Matt O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program
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 I-190-M Impact of supraglacial lakes on ice-shelf stability
McClure, Glenn W-479-M Music in the ice: Musical interpretation of, and instructional module on, Ross Ice Shelf wave-induced vibrations
McManis, James 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
Palo, Scott A-284-M Lower thermospheric science using new meteor radars at McMurdo and WAIS Divide
Pettit, Erin I-166-M Velvet Ice - evolution of fabric and texture in ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica
Pettit, Joseph T-295-M UNAVCO GPS survey support
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 Y-605-M Smithsonian Magazine “Worst Journey In The World” article
Saint-Hilaire, Pascal A-337-M/S Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS)
Schmidt, Steven B-320-M Stochasticity and cyroconite community assembly and function
Schwartz, Susan C-525-M High-resolution heterogeneity at the base of Whillans Ice Stream and its control on ice dynamics
Seefeldt, Mark O-456-M Implementing low-power, autonomous observing systems to improve the measurement and understanding of Antarctic precipitation
Seo, Eun-Suk A-138-M The Boron And Carbon Cosmic rays in the Upper Stratosphere (BACCUS)
Shubin, Neil G-071-M Middle-late Devonian vertebrates of Antarctica
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 Development of an ANtarctic Gravity Wave Imager Network (ANGWIN) for collaborative mesospheric research
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)
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
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
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 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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