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2019-2020 USAP Field Season
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USAP Station Index

McMurdo Station

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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 Adélie penguin response to climate change in the Ross Sea region – a full life-cycle approach
Airriess, Sarah W-223-M The Worst Journey in the World – Graphic Novel
Albert, Mary 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 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
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 X-594-M/S 88S traverse: GPS survey for calibration and validation of ICESat-2 altimetry data
Butler, James O-257-M/S UV measurements at McMurdo Station for the NOAA/Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Antarctic UV network
Butler, James O-257-M/S UV measurements at McMurdo Station for the NOAA/Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Antarctic UV network
Cassano, John O-400-M Observing the atmospheric boundary over the West Antarctic ice sheet
Chartier, Alex A-100-M/S Oblique sounding of ionized patches in the Antarctic ionosphere - instrument development and testing
Christianson, Knut 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
Cziko, Paul B-195-M Habitat severity and internal ice in Antarctic notothenioid fishes
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
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
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
Goehring, Brent 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 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
Gooseff, Michael T-904-M McMurdo LTER site review
Hanson, Kael 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)
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
Higgins, John 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)
Johnson, Joanne 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 G-078-M Dry Valley seismic project
Krawczynski, Henric A-115-M X-Calibur
Lamp, Jennifer 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 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
McManis, James 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 T-961-M The Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System (JPSS/CGS) annual maintenance and equipment upgrade.
Nikolaus, Kevin T-312-M IRIS/PASSCAL: Erebus Backbone Network Project
Nikolaus, Kevin T-299-M/S IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
O'Boyle, Shaun 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 T-295-M UNAVCO GPS, TLS, UAV survey support
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 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
Schmidt, Britney B-041-M RISE-UP: Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe
Seefeldt, Mark O-456-M Implementing low-power, autonomous observing systems to improve the measurement and understanding of Antarctic precipitation
Smith, David A-454-M E-MIST (Exposing Microorganisms In the STratosphere)
Spangelo, Sara X-600-M Swarm Technologies
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, Michael A-119-M/P/S Continental-scale studies of Mesospheric dynamics using the Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN)
Todgham, Anne B-207-M Interacting stressors: Metabolic capacity to acclimate under ocean warming and CO2-acidification in early developmental stages of Antarctic fishes
Tulaczyk, Slawek C-446-M TIME - Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution - The role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin
Tulaczyk, Slawek I-157-M Ross Ice Shelf Geothermal Flux (RISGF) - Direct Borehole Measurements as Part of the New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf Programme
Vaughan, David V-623-M/N Thwaites Media Project
Ward, Patricia V-622-M One Strange Rock
Yan, Stephen I-554-M EAGER: L-Band Radar Ice Sounder for Measuring Ice Basal Conditions and Ice-Shelf Melt Rate
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