2017-2018 Science Planning Summaries
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2017-2018 USAP Field Season
Project Indexes

USAP Station Index

McMurdo Station

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Principal Investigator Event No. Project Title
Ackley, Stephen C-531-M Polynyas, Ice Production and seasonal Evolution in the Ross Sea (PIPERS)
Adams, Byron 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 C-507-M McMurdo LTER – Soils: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Ainley, David B-031-M Adelie penguin response to climate change in the Ross Sea region – a full life-cycle approach
Albert, Mary T-150-M IDPO / IDDO - McMurdo
Barwick, Steven A-127-M/S Precision operation of hexagonal radio array
Becker, Michael Y-603-M Seven Worlds - Antarctica
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)
Binns, Walter 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 X-594-M/S 88S Traverse: GPS Survey for calibration and validation of ICESat-2 altimetry data
Butler, James O-257-M/S South Pole monitoring for climatic change
Butler, James 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
Carpenter, Paul T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
Chartier, Alex A-100-M/S Oblique Sounding of Ionized Patches in the Antarctic Ionosphere - Instrument Development and Testing
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
Conde, Mark A-343-M/S High-resolution mapping of thermospheric wind and temperature fields near the equatorward edge of the Antarctic polar cap
Cziko, Paul B-195-M Habitat severity and internal ice in Antarctic notothenioid fishes
Doran, Peter C-511-M McMurdo LTER – Meteorology/lakes: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Franco, Hugo A-145-M NASA Long Duration Balloon (LDB) support program
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 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
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-504-M McMurdo LTER – Glaciers: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gooseff, Michael C-506-M McMurdo LTER – Streams/Geochemistry: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gooseff, Michael 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
Harvey, Ralph G-058-M Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Heine, John T-913-M OPP/USAP diving safety officer (DSO) and Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) visit
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
Kulesa, Craig A-364-M/S Continuing operation of the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope at Ridge A, Antarctica
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M Antarctic Automatic Weather Station program
Liwanag, Heather 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
McManis, James 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
Neri, Gregory W-480-M A children’s novel
Obrien, Joseph T-927-M NASA / McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
Palo, Scott A-284-M Lower thermospheric science using new meteor radars at McMurdo Station
Pettit, Joseph 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
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 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
Savoie, Ramona T-902-M PHI, Inc.
Schmidt, Britney B-041-M RISE-UP: Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe
Schmidt, Steven B-320-M Stochasticity and cyroconite community assembly and function
Seefeldt, Mark O-456-M Implementing low-power, autonomous observing systems to improve the measurement and understanding of Antarctic precipitation
Sidor, Christian G-096-M Understanding the evolution of high-latitude Permo-Triassic paleoenvironments and their vertebrate communities
Sletten, Ronald G-121-M Formation and characteristics of brine-rich water in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Smith, David A-454-M E-MIST (Exposing Microorganisms in the Stratosphere)
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
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)
Thomson, Stuart G-180-M East Antarctic Glacial Landscape Evolution (EAGLE): A study using combined thermochronology, geochronology and provenance analysis
Tulaczyk, Slawek C-516-M ANTarctic Airborne ElectroMagnetics (ANTAEM) - revealing subsurface water in coastal Antarctica
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
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