In spite of the extreme environment, or perhaps because of it, the secrets hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice continue to entice researchers who insist on making the journey to the southern hemisphere.
Click the link or photo below to read the Columbia University Blog on SALSA’s Subglacial Mapping Project! SALSA EM: Mapping Subglacial Groundwater in Antarctica
John Dore is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science at Montana State University. His field of research for SALSA is Geobiology and Biogeochemistry. John’s Background John describes his life and work background as “not a straight and narrow path.” He grew up in southern California, and moved north to the … Continue reading Meet Principal Investigator John Dore
David Harwood is Professor and Stout Chair in Stratigraphy in the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, as well as the Director of the Antarctic Science Management Office at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Learn more about his path to becoming a SALSA Principal Investigator and working in Antarctica. David’s Background David is a … Continue reading Meet Principal Investigator David Harwood
Borehole video by Kathy Kasic, SALSA Education & Outreach. December 31st: Gravity Corer Gravity Corer: The Gravity Corer is the largest tool in SALSA’s lineup, standing at about 30 feet tall and is capable of retrieving 20-foot cores. A Gravity Corer has never been used in a subglacial lake and even with three years of … Continue reading SALSA Borehole Timeline Part 3 of 3: Gravity Corer and Clump Weight Deployment
December 30th: CTD, Camera, Filter Pump, Niskin, and Multicore CTD with Camera: After reaming (widening and smoothing) the borehole on Dec. 29th, the team met to discuss future sampling plans. We decided to send a second CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) cast to confirm the first cast’s results. To the Science Team’s delight, the CTD showed … Continue reading SALSA Borehole Timeline Part 2 of 3: Sampling, Coring, and CTD Casting