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United States Antarctic Program, 2009-2010: Summary and Background
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U.S. Antarctic Program projects, 2009-2010

The projects listed in the table below include a link to the principal investigator's web site (if available) and a link to the project's NSF award information and abstract. Links to project lists by science program are included in the left-hand navigation bar.

Principal Investigator
(Project Web site)
Award No.
(NSF award information)
Project Title
Adams, Byron 0840979 Limits and Drivers of Metazoan Distributions in the TAM
Ainley, David 0440643 Geographic structure of Adelie penguin populations: Demography of population change
Alley, Richard 0539578 Physical properties of the WAIS Divide deep core
Amsler, Charles 0838773 The chemical ecology of shallow-water marine macro-algae and invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula
Anderson, Dale NASA Award Lake Joyce Microbialites
Anderson, John 0837925 History of and mechanisms leading to post-LGM retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Barbeau, David 0732995 Testing the polar gateway glaciation hypothesis: The kinematic sedimentary, water-mass, and ice-volume record of Drake Passage opening
Barrett, John 0838922 The role of snow patches on the spatial distribution of soil microbial communities and biogeochemical cycling in the antarctic dry valleys
Barwick, Steven 0839133 Development of Station Technology for the ARIANNA Ultr-High Energy Neutrino Detector
Bay, Ryan 0739743 Dust logging at Dome C for abrupt climate changes, large volcanic eruptions and bolide impacts
Bender, Michael 0636731 Dating and paleoenvironmental studies on ancient ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Bentley, Charles 0841135 Ice coring and drilling services (ICDS) support for WAIS Divide
Besson, Dave 0826747 Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment (RICE)
Bieber, John 073962 Cosmic Ray Observations at McMurdo Station
Bindschadler, Robert 0732906 IPY: Ocean-Ice Sheet Interaction in the Amundsen Sea: The Keystone of West Antarctic Stability
Blankenship, Donald 0733025 IPY Research: Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP)
Bristow, William A. 0853265 South Pole (McMurdo) SuperDARN
Buesseler, Kenneth 0838866 WAP-flux: New tools to study the fate of phytoplankton production in the West Antarctic Peninsula
Butler, James NSF/NOAA agreement South Pole monitoring for climatic change
Butler, James NSF/NOAA agreement Collection of atmospheric air for the NOAA/GMD worldwide flask sampling network
Butler, Rhett EAR 0004370 Global seismograph station at South Pole and Palmer stations
Carlstrom, John 0750083 Science Coordination Office for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (SCOARA)
Carlstrom, John 0636937 South Pole observations to test cosmological models
Carpenter, Edward 0739640 Biogeochemistry of cyanobacterial mats and hyporheic zone microbes in McMurdo Dry Valley glacial melt-water streams
Cassano, John 0739464 Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice interaction in a coastal polynya
Chereskin, Teri 0636493 Dynamics and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Drake Passage
Chereskin, Teri 0338103 Southern Ocean Current Observations from the U.S. Antarctic Research Vessels, 2010-14
Cohn, Stephen 0733007 NCAR facility support, scientific contributions and collaborative research to understand environmental change in Antarctica through participation in the international CONCRDIASI project
Comberiate, Mike NSF/NASA agreement NAILS, MTRS1, MTRS2, and SPTR
Costa, Daniel 0838927 Weddell seals as autonomous sensors of the winter oceanography of the Ross Sea
Davis, Randall 0739390 Hunting darkness: Behavioral and energetic strategies of Weddell seals in winter
Deshler, Terry 0839124 Measurements of antarctic ozone and polar stratospheric cloud profiles in a time of decreasing atmospheric chlorine, climate change, and fluctuations in polar vortex strength
Domack, Eugene 0732467 IPY: Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System, a Multidisciplinary Approach - Marine and Quaternary Geosciences
Doran, Peter 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Doran, Peter NASA-ASTEP project NASA ASTEP: Environmentally Non-Disturbing Under-ice Robotic ANtarctiC Explorer (ENDURANCE)
Ducklow, Hugh 0823101 Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, microbial ecology component
Emslie, Steven 0739575 Stable isotope analyses of pygoscelid penguin remains from active and abandoned colonies in Antarctica
Engebretson, Mark 0838917 Conjugate studies of ULF waves and magnetospheric dynamics using ground-based induction magnetometers at four, high-latitude manned sites
Engler, Elise 0840003 Unpacking Antarctica
Evenson, Paul 0838838 Measurement of cosmic ray response functions for an ice Cherenkov detector
Evenson, Paul Arthur 0838839 Element Composition of High Energy Solar Particles
Foreman, Christine 0838970 The biogeochemical evolution of dissolved organic matter in a fluvial system on the Cotton Glacier, Antarctica
Fountain, Andrew 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Fraser, Bill 0823101 Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, apex predator component
Fritts, David 0839084 Radar measurements of large- and small-scale dynamics of the MLT on the Antarctic Peninsula with an existing MF radar and a new generation meteor radar at British and Brazilian bases
Garrott, Robert 0635739 Interactions of environmental variability, life-history traits, and demography in an apex Antarctic predator
Gillies, John 0636218 Dynamics of aeolian processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Gogineni, Prasad 0424589 Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
Gogineni, Prasad 0424589 Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) - Ground Seismics
Gogineni, Prasad 0424589 CReSIS - UAV Operations
Greenberg, Stanley 0840007 Photographs of the IceCube neutrino observatory
Gutierrez, Carlos 0848627 Frozen Planet
Halzen, Francis 0639286 IceCube operations and maintenance
Hargreaves, Geoffrey NSF/USGS agreement National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)
Harvey, Ralph 0839168 Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET)
Hernandez, Gonzalo 0838888 Austral, high-latitude atmospheric dynamics
Huerta, Audrey 0739713 Byrd Glacier: Evidence for plateau collapse
Inan, Umran 0538242 ELF/VLF observation in the Southern Pacific Ocean
Inan, Umran 0636928 A VLF beacon transmitter at South Pole
Inan, Umran 0538627 ELF/VLF observation of lightning discharge, whistler-mode waves and electron precipitation at Palmer Station
Johns, Bjorn EAR 0321760 UNAVCO GPS survey support
Joughin, Ian 0631973 Constraining the mass balance deficit of the Amundsen Coast's glaciers
Kemerait, Robert NSF/DOD MOA Dry Valley seismic project
Kennicutt, Mahlon 0354573 Temporal variability in natural and anthropogenic disturbance of McMurdo Station
Kim, Stacy 0619622 Development of a remotely operated vehicle for under-ice research in polar environments
Kirschvink, Joseph 0739541 Upper Cretaceous-Lower Paleocene strata from the James Ross Island region: Chemo-, magneto-, and biomarker tests of intercontinental correlation and extinction hypotheses
Kovac, John 0742818 BICEP and SPUD — A search for inflation with degree-scale polarimetry from the South Pole
Kurbatov, Andrei 0631973 Exploring a 2 Million + Year Ice Climate Archive-Allan Hills Blue Ice Area (2MBIA)
Kyle, Philip 0838817 Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory III (MEVO III): Conduit processes and surveillance.
LaBelle, James 0838745 Multi-instrument studies of auroral plasma radiation
Lazzara, Matthew 0636873 Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program (AWS), 2007-2010
Lazzara, Matthew 0838834 Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (2009-2012)
Lee, Richard 0837559 Role of Dehydration and Photoperiodism in preparing an Antarctic insect for the polar night
Lessard, Marc 0636874 Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper atmosphere Investigations (PENGUIn) — Advancing the vision for global studies
Linder, Chris 0839980 Raptor of the South
Lyons, Berry 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
MacPhee, Ross 0636639 Vertebrate paleontology of Livingston Island, South Shetlands, Antarctica
Manahan, Donal 0504072 A graduate training program in Antarctica: Integrative biology and adaptation of antarctic marine organisms
Martinson, Doug 0732656 SASSI mooring array in the western Antarctic Peninsula
Martinson, Doug 0823101 Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, physical oceanography component
McCarthy, Kevin NSF/NASA agreement NASA/McMurdo Ground Station (MGS)
McKay, Christopher NASA ASTEP Award IceBite: An auger and sampling systems for ground ice on Mars
McKee, Anna 0840099 Ice cores, translucent truths from the antarctic ice sheet
McKnight, Diane 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Mende, Stephen 0636899 Antarctic auroral imaging
Millan, Robyn NSF/NASA agreement Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses (BARREL)
Mitchell, John NSF/NASA agreement Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer (BESS)
Morin, Paul 0753663 The Antarctic Geospatial Information Center: Collecting, Creating, Delivering and Archiving for the Community
Naveen, Ron 0739430 Multispecies, Multiscale Investigations of Long-term Changes in Penguin and Seabird Populations on the Antarctic Peninsula
Neill, Christopher 0732955 IPY: Improving the Public’s Understanding of Polar Research through Hands-On Fellowships for Science Journalists in the Arctic and Antarctic
Nitsche, Frank-Oliver 0838735 Cross-shelf troughs as indicators of ice sheet dynamics along the West Antarctic continental margin
Nowacek, Douglas 0739483 The ecological role of a poorly studied antarctic krill predator, the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Nyblade, Andy 0537371 A broadband seismic experiment to image the lithosphere beneath the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica
Orsi, Alejandro 0839005 Atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions in the eastern Ross Sea
Palo, Scott 0538672 Collaborative study of the Antarctic mesosphere and lower thermosphere
Parker, Timothy 0619708 Iris/Passcal
Priscu, John 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Saito, Mak 0732665 Comparative genomic and proteomic survey of major antarctic marine phytoplankton: A foundation for polar phytoplankton genomics
Scambos, Theodore 0732921 Abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf system, a multi-disciplinary approach — Cryosphere and oceans (LARISSA)
Schofield, Oscar 0823101 Palmer Longer Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space (phytoplankton component)
Seo, Eun-Suk NSF/NASA agreement Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM)
Severinghaus, Jeffrey 0839031 A "horizontal ice core" for large-volume samples of the past atmosphere
Simms, Alexander 0838781 Constraining the deglaciation of the Antarctic Peninsula using OSL dated beach deposits
Sivjee, Gulamabas 0636706 Observation of upper-atmospheric energetics, dynamics, and long-term variations over South Pole Station
Skidmore, Mark 0636770 Biogeochemistry and geomicrobiology of Taylor Glacier basal ice
Soreghan, Gerilyn 0842639 Development of Quantitative weather indicators in proximal alluvial sediments to assess glacial activity in the rock record
Sprintall, Janet 0337998 The Drake Passage high-density XBT/XCTD Program
Steffen, Konrad 0732946 Stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf in a Warming Climate
Steinberg, Deborah 0823101 Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Looking back in time through marine ecosystem space, zooplankton component
Stepp, Bill NSF/NASA agreement NASA Long Duration Ballooning (LDB)
Sweeney, Colm 0636975 Processes driving spatial and temporal variability of surface pCO2 in the Drake Passage
Szuberla, Curt NSF/CTBT MOA Operation and maintenance of a CTBT class infrasound array at Windless Bight
Taylor, Kendrick 0440817 Investigation of climate, ice dynamics, and biology using a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Taylor, Michael 0542164 Quantifying the role of short-period gravity waves on the antarctic mesospheric dynamics using Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (AMTM)
Torres, Joseph 0741348 Possible climate-induced change in the distribution of Pleuragramma antarcticum on the Western Antarctic Peninsula shelf
Trivelpiece, Wayne 0839129 Penguins as monitors of the krill-centric Southern Ocean marine ecosystem
Tulaczyk, Slawek 0636970 Elevation change anomalies in West Antarctica — Do they provide constraints on subglacial water transport beneath ice streams and their tributaries?
Vernet, Maria 0732983 IPY: Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System, a Multidisciplinary Approach-Marine Ecosystems
Virginia, Ross 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Wall, Diana 0423595 Role of resource legacy on contemporary linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER program
Warren, Stephen 0739779 Ocean surfaces on Snowball Earth
Weatherwax, Allan T. 0840158 Polar Experiment Network for Geospace Upper-atmosphere Investigations: PENGUIn
Weatherwax, Allan T. 0638587 Study of the polar ionosphere and magnetosphere from Antarctic measurements
Wilson, Terry 0632322 IPY POLENET-Antarctica: Investigating links between geodynamics and ice sheets
Wu, Norbert 0732907 Poles Apart: Visual documentation of the marine ecosystems of the polar regions
Wyatt, Michael 0739702 Orbital spectral mapping of surface compositions in the antarctic Dry Valleys: Regional distributions of secondary mineral-phases as climate indicators
Zesta, Eftyhia 0636939 South American Meridional B-Field Array (SAMBA): An American-Chilean chain
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