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

Meet Principal Investigator Brad Rosenheim


Brad Rosenheim is a Principal Investigator for SALSA, and is an Associate Professor in the College of Marine Sciences at the University of South Florida. However, he is no stranger to cold places: he’s been to Antarctica before, grew up in New Jersey, and went to the University of Vermont as an undergraduate. Choosing Science … Continue reading Meet Principal Investigator Brad Rosenheim

SALSA Traverse Departs McMurdo and Geophysics Team Enter the Deep Field


SALSA Field Report 11.30.2018 Traverse Update On Nov. 26th, the SALSA Traverse (a caravan of tractors towing drilling and camp equipment) left McMurdo Station and began their 650 mile journey to Lake Mercer. They are scheduled to arrive at Lake Mercer on Dec. 11th where they will begin setting up camp and prepping the ski-plane … Continue reading SALSA Traverse Departs McMurdo and Geophysics Team Enter the Deep Field

Meet Principal Investigator Brent Christner


Principal Investigator Brent Christner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida. His specialties are in microbial ecology and environmental microbiology. Brent lives in Gainesville with his wife Renee, daughter Kyla, three cats, and a dog. Florida’s warm weather has not stopped him from going to … Continue reading Meet Principal Investigator Brent Christner

Meet Principal Investigator Amy Leventer


Who is Amy Leventer?  Principal Investigator Amy Leventer is a Professor in the Department of Geology at Colgate University. She is the recent winner of the 2018 Goldthwait Polar Medal for her outstanding contributions to the field of polar science.  Amy has been going to Antarctica since 1983, when she was a new graduate student. … Continue reading Meet Principal Investigator Amy Leventer