Start date:
Late December
End date:
Late January
Dry Valleys, Taylor Valley, Lake Hoare, Lake Fryxell, Lake Bonnie, Wright Valley, Lake Vanda, Miers Valley, Garwood Valley, Victoria Valley, New Harbor
Principle Investigator:
Mr. Adrien J Howkins
Colorado State University
Researchers will be conducting repeat photography of sites of human occupation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in order to build a digital photo archive of the region. Historical photos are also being collected from archives and from individuals in the United States and New Zealand. Researchers with this project plan to return to the sites where these photographs were taken to collect modern imagery. The photo archive will then be used to assess changing patterns of human activity.
A team of three will base themselves at Lake Hoare and Lake Fryxell over two weeks in January. From these locations, they will travel by helicopter to numerous sites in the McMurdo Dry Valleys to conduct repeat photography based on archival research. Sites visited may include day trips to New Harbor, Lake Vanda, the Asgard Range, and Lakes Bonney and Fryxell in the Taylor Valley. The team may also visit the Miers, Garwood, Victoria, and Wright Valleys.