Start date:
November 2015
End date:
January 2016
Canada Glacier (ASPA 131), Commonwealth Glacier, Don Juan Pond, Explorers Cove, F6, Garwood Valley, Howard Glacier, Lake Bonney, Lake Fryxell, Lk Hoare, Miers Valley, Taylor Glacier, Taylor Valley
Principle Investigator:
Dr. Michael N Gooseff
University of Colorado Boulder
Initially funded in 1980, the US Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1,800 scientists and students. The McMurdo LTER program is an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary study of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys. It is one of 26 LTER sites where researchers are studying ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. Project researchers will continue measurements of physical properties of Dry Valley glaciers and meteorology, with special emphasis on LTER core research areas. This six-year award cycle comprises seven collaborative projects: Andrew Fountain B-504, John Priscu B-505, Diane McKnight B-506, Diana Wall B-507, Jeb Barrett, B-508, Berry Lyons B-509, and Peter Doran B-511.