2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
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Principal Investigator Index

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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-236-L Sea ice as a driver of Antarctic benthic macroalgal community composition and near-shore trophic connectivity
Anandakrishnan, Sridhar I-155-E Rutford Ice Stream cooperative research program with British Antarctic Survey
Anderson, Kent G-090-P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole, Scott Base, and Palmer stations
Apsell, Paula nmi Y-601-M Polar (DCL-16-119): Polar Extremes: Enhancing Experiential Digital Learning
Barwick, Steven A-127-M/S Precision operation of Hexagonal Radio Array (HRA)
Bernard, Kim Sarah B-459-L/P The omnivore’s dilemma: The effect of autumn diet on winter physiology and condition of juvenile Antarctic krill
Binns, Walter R A-142-M Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER)
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
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
Carlstrom, John A-379-S Cosmological research with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope
Cassar, Nicolas B-461-L Biological and physical drivers of O2 saturation and net community production variability at the Western Antarctic Peninsula
Catchen, Julian nmi B-211-M Evolutionary genomic responses in Antarctic notothenioid fishes to climatic and environmental change
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
Christianson, Knut A I-175-M/S Ice dynamics at the intersection of the West and East Antarctic Ice Sheets
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-M/S Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper-atmosphere Investigation – 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
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
Deshler, Terry O-241-M Measurement of stratospheric aerosol to altitudes above 35 km in Austral autumn
Devlin, Mark A-147-M Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST-POL)
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
Dunbar, Robert O-131-N Estimation of Antarctic ice melt using stable isotopic analyses of seawater
Dziak, Robert Paul X-589-M NOAA Support for Korean Antarctic Program
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
Fricker, Helen A I-353-M Mapping Antarctic subglacial water in three dimensions with novel electromagnetic techniques
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-P The PMC-turbo balloon mission to study gravity waves and turbulence through high-resolution imaging of polar mesospheric clouds
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
Goehring, Brent M C-443-N Geological history constraints on the magnitude of grounding line retreat in the Thwaites Glacier system
Goodell, Jeff V-625-N Thwaites Media Projects
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
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
Hanson, Kael Dylan A-334-S Collaborative Research: IceCube Gen2 Phase 1; an IceCube extension for precision neutrino physics and astrophysics
Hartinger, Michael David A-129-E High-Latitude Conjugate Area Array Experiment to Investigate Solar Wind - Magnetosphere - Ionosphere Coupling
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
Hernandez, Daniela V-624-M Wall Street Journal Media Event
Heywood, Karen C-445-E/N Thwaites-Amundsen Regional Survey and Network (TARSAN) integrating atmosphere-ice-ocean processes affecting the sub-ice-shelf environment
Holland, David C-444-M Melting at Thwaites grounding zone and its control on sea level (THWAITES-MELT)
Hosticka, Bouvard NMI T-998-P Operation and maintenance of a CTBT radionuclide monitoring station at Palmer Station
Hummon, Julia M T-933-L/N University of Hawaii Data Acquisition System (UHDAS) support
Jenkins, Adrian X-590-N BAS Thwaites Moorings
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
Koppers, Antonius Adrianus Petrus G-116-N Rio Grande Rise: New questions on plume dynamics, Atlantic tectonic evolution and an important window to the African large-low-shear-wave-velocity provinces (LLSVP)
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
Krawczynski, Henric S. A-115-M X-Calibur
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
Lamp, Jennifer L G-055-M Landscape evolution in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Erosion rates and real-time monitoring of rock breakdown in a hyper-arid, sub-zero environment
Larter, Robert David C-447-N Stability and instability--records of external drivers and resulting behavior of Thwaites Glacier
LaRue, Michelle Ann B-243-M A multi-scale approach to understanding spatial and population variability in emperor penguins
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M/S Antarctic automatic weather station program
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
McManis, James D T-524-M UNL hot water drilling support
Melendy, Renee T-942-S Autonomous GPR survey and hazard assessment of Old South Pole Station
Meshik, Alexander NMI A-378-M The Balloon Air Sampler (BAS) experiment: Capture and analyses of noble-gas isotopes at high elevation above Antarctica
Mitrovica, Jerry X G-065-M Constraining West Antarctic Ice Sheet elevation during the last interglacial
Morin, Paul T-434-M The Polar Geospatial Information Center: Joint support
Mueller, Elizabeth Rush W-481-N Dispatches from Thwaites Glacier: A creative nonfiction inquiry into ice loss in Antarctica
Munro, David Russel O-214-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Nayak, Michael Veda A-368-S Probing satellite interiors with long-duration photometric observations
Nikolaus, Kevin Michael T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
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
Petrenko, Vasilii Victorovich I-160-E Reconstructing carbon-14 of atmospheric carbon monoxide from Law Dome, Antarctica to constrain long-term hydroxyl radical variability
Pettit, Joseph R T-295-M UNAVCO GPS survey support
Phillips, Fred M G-066-M A test of global and Antarctic models for cosmogenic-nuclide production rates using high-precision dating of 40 Ar/39 Ar lava flows from Mount Erebus
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 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
Rotella, Jay B-009-M The consequences of maternal effects and environmental conditions on offspring success in an Antarctic predator
Salvatore, Mark Robert B-235-M Remote characterization of microbial mats in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, through in-situ sampling and spectral validation
Sanders, Robert B-303-L Diversity and ecological impacts of Antarctic mixotrophic phytoplankton
Scambos, Theodore I-344-E Antarctic firn aquifers: Extent, characteristics, and comparison with Greenland occurrences
Scarano, Caitlin O'Neill W-482-M Intersections of landscape and humanity in Antarctica
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
Shubin, Neil H G-071-M Middle-late Devonian vertebrates of Antarctica
Simms, Alexander R G-412-L New constraints on post-glacial rebound and Holocene environmental history along the northern Antarctic Peninsula from raised beaches
Sirovic, Ana NMI B-229-E EAGER: Acoustic ecology of foraging Antarctic blue whales in the vicinity of Antarctic krill
Smith, David Joseph A-454-M E-MIST (Exposing Microorganisms In the STratosphere)
Sprintall, Janet O-260-L High-resolution underway air-sea observations in Drake Passage for climate science
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
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
Tarrant, Ann Marie B-258-L Physiological ecology of herbivorous Antarctic copepods
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Investigating wave-driven Mesospheric dynamics over South Pole using an advanced Mesospheric temperature mapper
Taylor, Susan O-399-S Sampling comet dust from Antarctic air
Thompson, Andrew F O-124-N Initiation of the Antarctic slope front in West Antarctica
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-516-M ANTarctic Airborne ElectroMagnetics (ANTAEM) - revealing subsurface water in coastal Antarctica
Tulaczyk, Slawek M C-446-M TIME - Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution - The role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin
van Gestel, Natasja nmi B-086-P Antarctica as a model system for responses of terrestrial carbon balance to warming
Van Mooy, Benjamin B-032-L 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)
Waldman, Ariel Ann W-220-M Life under the ice
Waters, April D W-219-P Water-Ice-Sky
Watters, George B-006-L NOAA / AMLR
Wilcock, William Sam Douglas G-437-E The tectonic and magmatic structure and dynamics of back-arc rifting in Bransfield Strait: An international seismic experiment
Wilson, Terry G-079-M Investigating ice sheet - solid Earth feedbacks in West Antarctica: Implications for ice sheet evolution and stability
Young, Jodi Nicole B-234-P Spring blooms of sea-ice algae in the Western Antarctic Peninsula: Effects of warming and freshening on cell physiology and biogeochemical cycles
Yu, Zicheng G-094-P Reconstructing late Holocene ecosystem and climate shifts from peat records in the western Antarctic Peninsula
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