2017-2018 Science Planning Summaries
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2017-2018 USAP Field Season
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Principal Investigator Index

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Ackley, Stephen F C-531-M Polynyas, Ice Production and seasonal Evolution in the Ross Sea (PIPERS)
Adams, Byron J B-458-M The role of glacial history on the structure and functioning of ecological communities in the Shackleton Glacier region of the Transantarctic Mountains
Adams, Byron J C-507-M McMurdo LTER – Soils: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Ainley, David B-031-M Adélie penguin response to climate change in the Ross Sea region – a full life-cycle approach
Albert, Mary R T-150-M Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) - McMurdo
Amsler, Charles D. B-022-P The chemical ecology of shallow-water marine macroalgae and invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole, Scott Base, and Palmer stations
Barwick, Steven A-127-M/S Precision operation of Hexagonal Radio Array (HRA)
Becker, Michael Y-603-M Seven Worlds - Antarctica
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)
Binns, Walter R A-142-M Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER)
Blackburn, Terrence G-167-M U-series comminution age constraints on Taylor Valley erosion
Bristow, William A-369-M/S Antarctic and conjugate research using SuperDARN
Brunt, Kelly M X-594-M/S 88S traverse: GPS survey for calibration and validation of ICESat-2 altimetry data
Burns, Jennifer Moss V-621-L Palmer LTER Site Review - Visiting group
Butler, James Hall O-257-M/S UV measurements at McMurdo Station for the NOAA/Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Antarctic UV network
Butler, James Hall O-264-P Collection of atmospheric air for the NOAA/GMD worldwide flask-sampling network
Butler, James Hall O-257-M/S UV measurements at McMurdo Station for the NOAA/Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Antarctic UV network
Carlson, Kirsten W-481-M Under the Ice: Two Artists Collaborate to Connect Audiences with Antarctic Sea Life and Science
Carlstrom, John A-379-S Cosmological research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope
Carpenter, Paul T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Cassar, Nicolas B-461-L Biological and physical drivers of O2 saturation and net community production variability at the Western Antarctic Peninsula
Chartier, Alex T A-100-M/S Oblique sounding of ionized patches in the Antarctic ionosphere - instrument development and testing
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 Simultaneous Na Doppler and Fe Boltzmann LiDAR observations and modeling of the middle and upper atmosphere at McMurdo, Antarctica
Clauer, Robert A-106-S Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper-atmosphere Investigations (PENGUIn): Interhemispheric investigations along the 40-degree magnetic meridian
Conde, Mark A-343-M/S High-resolution mapping of thermospheric wind and temperature fields near the equatorward edge of the Antarctic polar cap
Costa, Daniel B-232-L Foraging ecology and physiology of the leopard seal
Countway, Peter Dylan B-028-P Antarctic microbial networks and DMSP: Linking diversity, biogeochemistry, and functional gene expression
Cziko, Paul A B-195-M Habitat severity and internal ice in Antarctic notothenioid fishes
de la Pena, Santiago D-553-S EAGER: An operational system to measure surface mass balance deep in the interior of the Antarctic ice sheet
Dinn, Michael X-599-S Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) network - British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
DiTullio, Giacomo B-007-N Cobalamin and Iron Co-Limitation Of Phytoplankton Species (CICLOPS) in Terra Nova Bay
Dolk, Shaun R X-592-L/N NOAA’s Global Drifter Program (GDP)
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER – Meteorology/Lakes: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
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
Ducklow, Hugh William T-904-L/P Palmer LTER site review
Dunbar, Robert O-131-N Estimation of Antarctic ice melt using stable isotopic analyses of seawater
Eppley, Dr. Sarah Margaretha B-289-E The functional role of moss in structuring biotic interactions and terrestrialization of Antarctica
Evenson, Paul A-118-S Element composition of high-energy solar particles
Franco, Hugo A-145-M NASA Long Duration Balloon (LDB) support program
Fraser, William Ronald C-013-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
Friedlaender, Ari Seth C-024-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
Friedlaender, Ari Seth C-024-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
Friedlaender, Ari Seth B-206-L Foraging behavior and ecological role of the least-studied Antarctic krill predator, the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
Fritts, David A-382-M The PMC-turbo balloon mission to study gravity waves and turbulence through high-resolution imaging of polar mesospheric clouds
Gaetani, Glenn Allan G-170-M Determining magma storage depths and ascent rates for the Erebus Volcanic Province, Antarctica using diffusive water loss from olivine-hosted melt inclusion
Gerrard, Andrew A-111-M/P/S The next generation of geospace research facilities at South Pole and McMurdo Stations
Gerrard, Andrew A-112-M/S Scientific studies from a network of sustainable, robotic observatories across the Antarctic ice shelf: A new approach to polar research
Goebel, Michael Edward X-591-E Cape Shirreff
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-504-M McMurdo LTER – Glaciers: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gooseff, Michael N C-506-M McMurdo LTER – Streams/Geochemistry: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gooseff, Michael N C-509-M McMurdo LTER – Algal Ops: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gorham, Peter A-371-M/S Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna IV (ANITA IV) experiment
Hall, Brenda I-196-M Response of the Antarctic ice sheet to the last great global warming
Halzen, Francis A-333-S Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Harbor, Jonathan M I-346-E MAGIC-DML: Mapping/Measuring/Modeling Antarctic Geomorphology and Ice Change in Dronning Maud Land
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Heine, John N T-913-M OPP/USAP Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) visit
Hollibaugh, James B-114-L Chemoautotrophy in Antarctic bacterioplankton communities supported by the oxidation of urea-derived nitrogen
Hosticka, Bouvard NMI T-998-P Operation and maintenance of a CTBT radionuclide monitoring station at Palmer Station
Hummon, Julia M T-933-N University of Hawaii Data Acquisition System (UHDAS) support
Jefferies, Stuart A-367-S Using gravity waves to probe the solar atmosphere
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
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
Kulesa, Craig A-364-M/S Continuing operation of the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope at Ridge A, Antarctica
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
Liwanag, Heather E B-030-M Growing up on ice: Physiological adaptations and developmental plasticity in Weddell seal pups across two extreme physical environments
MacGregor, Joseph C-529-M/S Operation IceBridge
Manahan, Donal B-301-M Biological adaptations to environmental change in Antarctica - an advanced training program for early-career scientists
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
Matthias, Paul O-410-N Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Southern Hemisphere cruises
McManis, James D T-524-M UNL hot water drilling support
Melendy, Renee T-940-M Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) activities
Melendy, Renee T-941-M CRREL support to the Phoenix Runway
Morin, Paul T-434-M The Polar Geospatial Information Center: Joint support
Munro, David Russel O-214-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Neri, Gregory W-480-M A children’s novel
O'Boyle, Shaun Michael W-468-L Portraits of Place at Palmer Station
Obrien, Joseph S T-927-M NASA / McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
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, Joseph R T-295-M UNAVCO GPS survey support
Place, Sean B-199-M Characterizing protein homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms controlling molecular chaperone expression in the highly stenothermal notothenioid fish, Trematomus bernacchii
Polito, Michael B-025-E/M Investigating Holocene shifts in the diets and paleohistory of Antarctic krill predators
Polito, Michael B-023-E Investigating Holocene shifts in the diets and paleohistory of Antarctic krill predators (Argentine collaboration)
Priscu, John C-533-M Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA): Integrated study of carbon cycling in hydrologically active subglacial environments
Priscu, John C-505-M McMurdo LTER – Limnology: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Priscu, John C-534-M Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA): Integrated study of carbon cycling in hydrologically active subglacial environments: Drilling Component
Putkonen, Jaakko G-192-M Long-term sublimation/preservation of two separate, buried glacier ice masses, Ong Valley, southern Transantarctic Mountains
Ray, Laura E I-178-M Flow and fracture dynamics in an ice shelf lateral margin: Observations and modeling of the McMurdo Shear Zone
Rotella, Jay B-009-M The consequences of maternal effects and environmental conditions on offspring success in an Antarctic predator
Saba, Grace B-050-N Using bio-acoustics on an autonomous surveying platform for the examination of phytoplankton-zooplankton and fish interactions in the Western Ross Sea
Savoie, Ramona Ann T-902-M PHI, Inc.
Schmidt, Britney Elyce B-041-M RISE-UP: Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe
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
Seefeldt, Mark W O-456-M Implementing low-power, autonomous observing systems to improve the measurement and understanding of Antarctic precipitation
Shadwick, Elizabeth Henderson O-270-L Resolving CO2 system seasonality in the West Antarctic Peninsula with autonomous observations
Sidor, Christian Alfred G-096-M Understanding the evolution of high-latitude Permo-Triassic paleoenvironments and their vertebrate communities
Simms, Alexander R G-412-L New constraints on post-glacial rebound and Holocene environmental history along the northern Antarctic Peninsula from raised beaches
Sletten, Ronald G-121-M Formation and characteristics of brine-rich water in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Smith, David Joseph A-454-M E-MIST (Exposing Microorganisms In the STratosphere)
Sprintall, Janet O-260-L The Drake Passage high-density XBT program
Steinberg, Deborah C-020-L/P Palmer, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Land-shelf-ocean connectivity, ecosystem resilience and transformation in a sea-ice influenced pelagic ecosystem
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-186-M High-resolution reconstruction of Holocene deglaciation in the southern Ross Embayment
Swift, James Howard O-287-N Climate variability and predictability (CLIVAR)
Swift, James Howard O-287-N Climate variability and predictability (CLIVAR)
Szuberla, Curt T-396-M Operation and maintenance of a CTBT class infrasound array at Windless Bight
Takacs-Vesbach, Cristina C-508-M McMurdo LTER – Integrative Science: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
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 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
Thomson, Stuart Nigel G-180-M East Antarctic Glacial Landscape Evolution (EAGLE): A study using combined thermochronology, geochronology and provenance analysis
Tulaczyk, Slawek M C-516-M ANTarctic Airborne ElectroMagnetics (ANTAEM) - revealing subsurface water in coastal Antarctica
Van Mooy, Benjamin B-032-P Production and fate of oxylipins in waters of the Western Antarctic Peninsula: Linkages between UV radiation, lipid peroxidation, and carbon cycling
Vieregg, Abigail G A-340-S Radio detection of the highest energy neutrinos with a ground-based interferometric phased array
Virginia, Ross Y-610-E Joint Antarctic Science Expedition (JASE)
Wilson, Terry G-079-M/S POLENET Antarctica: Investigating links between geodynamics and ice sheets - Phase 2
Woods, John C-529-M/S Operation IceBridge
Young, Karen Romano W-218-P The illustrated story of Antarctic microbes
Zappa, Christopher O-403-E Oceanic response to a coastal polynya, Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica
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