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Blue and Hobbs Glacier, Britina Island, Garwood and Miers Valleys, Hjorth Hill
Principle Investigator:
Dr. Brenda Hall
The University of Maine
The research team’s goal is to document the glacial history of the valleys fronting the Royal Society Range and, by doing so, constrain the history of the Ross Sea ice sheets over the last two glacial/interglacial cycles. This knowledge is key for assessing the relationship between the Antarctic ice sheets and global climate and sea-level changes. To reach this goal, researchers will produce a detailed chronology from radiocarbon and uranium-thorium dating of the last two advances of Ross Sea ice lobes into valleys adjacent to the Royal Society Range.