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

Project Title

Smithsonian Magazine “Worst Journey In The World” article

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Program Manager:
Mr. Peter West

ASC POC/Implementer:
Elaine Hood / Jenny Cunningham

Principal Investigator

Undefined Kim Stanley Robinson

Davis, California


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Capes Crozier, Evans and Royds


Mr. Kim Stanley Robinson will visit McMurdo station for ten to fourteen days to inspire composition of a Smithsonian Magazine article on the "Worst Journey in the World" expedition. In his writings, Mr. Robinson will integrate outreach commentary on McMurdo-based science in the context of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project.

Field Season Overview

While based in McMurdo, the writer will make day trips by snowmobile to Cape Evans, and by helicopter to Stone Igloo at Cape Crozier and to Shackleton's Nimrod Hut at Cape Royds. An ASC photographer may accompany Mr. Robinson on his site visits to obtain photographs for the Smithsonian Article. Mr. Robinson will also explore the facilities at McMurdo and converse with scientists and support staff. He may also deliver a scheduled evening talk during his stay on station.

Deploying Team Members

  • Kim Robinson (PI)