Start date:
November 2013
End date:
December 2013
ASPA 172: Lower Taylor Glacier and Blood Falls, Lake Hoare
Principle Investigator:
Jill Mikucki
University of Tennessee
The MIDGE project aims to determine the mechanism of brine release at Blood Falls, evaluate changes in the geochemistry and the microbial community within the englacial conduit and assess if Blood Falls waters have a distinct impact on the thermal and stress state of Taylor Glacier, one of the most studied polar glaciers in Antarctica.