Start date:
October 2014
End date:
December 2014
Bonney Riegel, Canada Glacier, Commonwealth Glacier, Don Juan Pond, Explorers Cove, Howard Glacier, Lake Bonney
Principle Investigator:
Peter Doran
University of Illinois Chicago
The primary focus of the physical limnology and meteorology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Goals include (1) long term automated lake monitoring (to measuring parameters such as light levels, temperature, ice thickness, continuous lake level and ablation; (2) conduct lake hydrologic balance measurements (lake level and ablation); (3) Measure the movement of surface ice using high precision GPS; (4) Collect sediment and water samples for a suite of geochemical experiments.