World Premiere of “The Lake at the Bottom of the World”!


Our feature-length documentary film, The Lake at the Bottom of the World will have a world premiere in New York City at the Imagine Science Film Festival, this Saturday! We are in competition for the “Science New Wave” award. The great news is there is a virtual screening that is also free to watch.  Imagine … Continue reading World Premiere of “The Lake at the Bottom of the World”!

Meet Principal Investigator David Harwood


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

SALSA Borehole Timeline Part 2 of 3: Sampling, Coring, and CTD Casting


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

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

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