Start date:
November 2015
End date:
January 2016
Taylor Glacier, Blood Falls (ASPA 172)
Principle Investigator:
Dr. Vasilii Victorovich Petrenko
University of Rochester
The objective of this project is to continue the use of the Taylor Glacier ice ablation area for paleoenvironmental studies and to expand the understanding of the surface-ice stratigraphy. Researchers will examine the methane record, cosmogenic 14C, variations of CO2, nitrous oxide and their isotopes, and will continue age mapping of the ice. In addition, they will conduct pilot studies of new tracers, filter meltwater for extraterrestrial dust and organic material, and perform on-site methane isotopic analyses.