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.
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
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
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 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
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