Start date:
December 2012
End date:
January 2013
Cape Crozier / Inexpressible Island / Taylor Valley / Minna Bluff
Principle Investigator:
Peter Clark
Oregon State University
This project seeks to improve our understanding of the last deglaciation of the Ross Sea sector by developing new geochronologic constraints with in situ cosmogenic nuclides and simulating the ice-sheet recession using a state-of-the-art model of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The field work will include sampling boulders in the McMurdo Sound region (Hjorth Hill, near Blue Glacier, Ross Island, and Minna Bluff).