Science Team Drills Into Mercer Subglacial Lake


SALSA Field Report 12.28.2018 Science Team Update   After four days of troubleshooting components that sustained wear and tear from sitting through two winters on ice, the Drill Team began drilling the main borehole on the evening of December 23rd and reached the lake faster than expected at 10:30pm on December 26th with a borehole … Continue reading Science Team Drills Into Mercer Subglacial Lake

Science Team Begins Field Work and Geophysics Team Completes Research at Whillans Subglacial Lake


SALSA Field Report 12.24.2018 Science Team Update   On December 18th, Drillers Dennis Duling, Ed Krula, and Anatoly Mironov; Scientists John Priscu, Brent Christner, and Ryan Venturelli; and two Marine Technicians arrived to the Mercer Subglacial Lake camp ahead of the rest of the Science Team. After assessing the camp, the Drillers Marine Technicians (MTs) started … Continue reading Science Team Begins Field Work and Geophysics Team Completes Research at Whillans Subglacial Lake

SALSA Science Team Arrives at Mercer Subglacial Lake and Geophysics Team Continues Work


SALSA Field Report 12.20.2018 Science Team Update On Wednesday, December 19th, the SALSA Science Team flew to Mercer Subglacial Lake after many days of cleaning, packing, and loading equipment. Before their departure, the team met several times to create protocols and layers of best outcome and contingency plans for sampling. Eight team members (Drillers Dennis … Continue reading SALSA Science Team Arrives at Mercer Subglacial Lake and Geophysics Team Continues Work

Science Team prepares for Mercer Subglacial Lake and Geophysics team makes progress at Whillans Subglacial Lake


SALSA Field Report 12.16.2018 Science Team Update The SALSA Science Team has been busy preparing for their trip to Mercer Subglacial Lake. At McMurdo Station, they have been packing cargo and undergoing safety training for the field.   On December 12th, SALSA science team members David Harwood and Al Gagnon arrived in McMurdo after facing multiple … Continue reading Science Team prepares for Mercer Subglacial Lake and Geophysics team makes progress at Whillans Subglacial Lake

21 Members of the Science Team Arrive at McMurdo Station and Geophysics Team Moves to Whillans Subglacial Lake


SALSA Field Report 12.10.2018 Science Team Update On Thursday, December 6th, 21 members of the science team arrived at McMurdo Station. They are currently undergoing training, packing and unpacking cargo, and testing gear in preparation for their upcoming flight to Subglacial Lake Mercer. The team is busy completing the yearly trainings for field safety and … Continue reading 21 Members of the Science Team Arrive at McMurdo Station and Geophysics Team Moves to Whillans Subglacial Lake

SALSA Traverse Arrives at Camp 20 and Geophysics Team Continues Work with MT Stations


SALSA Field Report 12.5.2018 Traverse Update On December 2nd, the Traverse team had a big day, covering over 70 miles on the ice. The team ended their seventh day of the traverse, December 3rd, only 129 miles from Camp 20. On Tuesday, December 4th, on the ninth day of travel, the Traverse arrived at Camp 20. … Continue reading SALSA Traverse Arrives at Camp 20 and Geophysics Team Continues Work with MT Stations