(Pick season from below)
Greenland: a Greenland Traverse for Accumulation and Climate Studies (GreenTrACS)
Point of Contact: Erich Osterberg, Dartmouth College
Schedule: 4/25/2016 - 6/11/2016
Equipment: IDDO Hand Auger, Sidewinder Power Drive
Summary: This project will use a hand auger and sidewinder to drill several shallow (20-30 meter depth) ice cores along a traverse in western Greenland from Raven to Summit via snowmobile during the 2016 Arctic season. Continuous ground penetrating radar data will also be collected during the traverse. The research objectives include: (1) determining the patterns, in time and space, of snow accumulation in Western Greenland over the past 20-40 years; and (2) evaluating surface melt refreeze and englacial meltwater storage in the Western Greenland percolation zone over the past 20-40 years.
North America: Microbes Promote Ice Formation in Inland Waters
Point of Contact: Robert McKay, Bowling Green State University
Schedule: Approximately 1/1/2016 - 3/1/2016
Equipment: SIPRE Hand Auger
Summary: This project involves the seasonal (winter) acquisition of cores from ice-covered northern (U.S. midwest) temperate lakes and rivers to investigate the spatial and temporal distribution of planktonic ice nucleating activity in fresh water ecosystems.