2019-2020 Science Planning Summaries
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2019-2020 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
Airriess, Sarah J W-223-M The Worst Journey in the World – Graphic Novel
Albert, Mary R T-150-M Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) - McMurdo
Anderson, Kent G-090-M/P/S Global seismograph station at South Pole, Scott Base, and Palmer stations
Anderson, Todd Dennis W-221-M Ice core time capsules: The art and science of US Antarctic glacier research
Ballard, Grant B-040-M Does nest density matter? Using novel technology to collect whole-colony data on Adelie penguins
Banwell, Alison F I-151-E Ice-shelf instability caused by active surface meltwater production, movement, ponding and hydrofracture
Barwick, Steven A-127-M/S Precision operation of Hexagonal Radio Array (HRA)
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
Cassano, John O-400-M Observing the atmospheric boundary over the West Antarctic ice sheet
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-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)
Doherty, Orla W-222-M/P Frozen Planet II
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
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 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Whale Component
Fritts, David A-382-E Multi-Scale Dynamics Studies Using the Drake Antarctic Agile Meteor Radar
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
Girton, James Bannister O-202-L Wave glider observations of surface fluxes and mixed-layer processes in the Southern Ocean
Goehring, Brent M C-448-M Geological History Constraints on the Magnitude of Grounding Line Retreat in the Thwaites Glacier system
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
Gooseff, Michael N T-904-M McMurdo LTER site review
Halzen, Francis A-333-S Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Hanson, Kael Dylan A-334-M/S IceCube Gen2 Phase 1; an IceCube extension for precision neutrino physics and astrophysics
Harris, Mark T-927-M NASA / McMurdo Ground Station (MG1)
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
Higgins, John A I-165-M Snapshots of early and mid-Pleistocene climate and atmospheric composition from the Allan Hills blue ice area
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
Johnson, Joanne Susan C-443-M Geological history constraints on the magnitude of grounding line retreat in the Thwaites Glacier system
Jordan, Tom X-599-M Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) network - British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Kemerait, Robert C G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Kohut, Josh B-005-N/P Physical mechanisms driving food web focusing on Antarctic biological hotspots
Kovac, John A-149-S Imaging the beginning of time from the South Pole: The next stage of the BICEP program
Krause, Douglas John X-591-L Cape Shirreff
Krawczynski, Henric S. A-115-M X-Calibur
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
Lazzara, Matthew O-283-M Antarctic automatic weather station program
Liwanag, Heather E B-030-M Growing up on ice: Physiological adaptations and developmental plasticity in Weddell seal pups across two extreme physical environments
Lubin, Dan O-325-M Surface Energy Balance on West Antarctica and the Ross Ice Shelf
Lyons, W. Berry G-183-M Fe behavior and bioavailability in sub-aerial runoff into the Ross Sea
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
McClintock, James B-027-P Assemblage-wide effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on ecologically important macroalgal-associated crustaceans in Antarctica
McManis, James D T-524-M University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) Hot Water Drilling Support
Melendy, Renee T-943-M CRREL McMurdo Shear Zone route move site selection and preparation
Moran, Amy B-307-M Thermal sensitivity of Antarctic embryos and larvae: Effects of temperature on metabolism, developmental rate, and the metabolic cost of development
Morin, Paul T-434-M The Polar Geospatial Information Center: Joint support
Munley, William Gregory, Jr. T-961-M The Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System (JPSS/CGS) annual maintenance and equipment upgrade.
Munro, David Russel O-214-L Investigating biogeochemical fluxes and linkages to climate change with multi-scale observations in the Drake Passage
Nikolaus, Kevin Michael T-312-M IRIS/PASSCAL: Erebus Backbone Network Project
Nikolaus, Kevin Michael T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
O'Boyle, Shaun Michael W-468-M/S Portraits of Place at Amundsen-Scott Station
Palo, Scott A-284-M Lower thermospheric science using new meteor radar at McMurdo Station
Pettit, Erin C-445-M/N Thwaites-Amundsen Regional Survey and Network (TARSAN) integrating atmosphere-ice-ocean processes affecting the sub-ice-shelf environment
Pettit, Joseph R T-295-M UNAVCO GPS, TLS, UAV survey support
Polito, Michael B-023-E Investigating Holocene shifts in the diets and paleohistory of Antarctic krill predators (Argentine collaboration)
Ponganis, Paul B-197-M From air sacs to tissues: Oxygen transfer and utilization in diving emperor penguins
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
Rauch, Brian Flint A-142-M SuperTIGER-2
Rotella, Jay B-009-M The consequences of maternal effects and environmental conditions on offspring success in an Antarctic predator
Sanders, Robert B-303-N Diversity and ecological impacts of Antarctic mixotrophic phytoplankton
Sarmiento, Jorge l O-271-N Southern Ocean Carbon and climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM)
Scambos, Theodore I-344-E Antarctic firn aquifers: Extent, characteristics, and comparison with Greenland occurrences
Schmidt, Britney Elyce B-041-M RISE-UP: Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe
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
Scowcroft, Gail A Y-604-L EAGER: Antarctic Broadcasts: Broader Impacts Through Telepresence (ABBITT)
Seefeldt, Mark W O-456-M Implementing low-power, autonomous observing systems to improve the measurement and understanding of Antarctic precipitation
Seunarine, Surujhdeo A-118-S Element composition of high-energy solar particles
Smith, David Joseph A-454-M E-MIST (Exposing Microorganisms In the STratosphere)
Spangelo, Sara Christine X-600-M Swarm Technologies
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
Swindle, Thomas Ryan A-368-S Probing satellite interiors with long-duration photometric observations
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
Takahashi, Taro X-595-N Underway pCO2 Measurements on the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Taylor, Michael A-119-M/P/S Continental-scale studies of Mesospheric dynamics using the Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN)
Teets, Nicholas Mario B-046-L Mechanisms of adaptation to terrestrial Antarctica through comparative physiology and genomics of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic insects
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-446-M TIME - Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution - The role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin
Tulaczyk, Slawek M I-157-M Ross Ice Shelf Geothermal Flux (RISGF) - Direct Borehole Measurements as Part of the New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf Programme
Vaughan, David Glyn V-623-M/N Thwaites Media Project
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)
Ward, Patricia NMI V-622-M One Strange Rock
Watters, George B-006-L NOAA / AMLR
Weissburg, Marc Joel B-198-L/P Individual based approaches to understanding krill distributions and aggregations
Wellner, Julia Smith C-447-N Stability and instability--records of external drivers and resulting behavior of Thwaites Glacier
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-E Investigating ice sheet - solid Earth feedbacks in West Antarctica: Implications for ice sheet evolution and stability
Yan, Stephen I-554-M EAGER: L-Band Radar Ice Sounder for Measuring Ice Basal Conditions and Ice-Shelf Melt Rate
Young, Jodi Nicole B-234-N 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-L Reconstructing late Holocene ecosystem and climate shifts from peat records in the western Antarctic Peninsula
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