Completed Fieldwork

Click on each field season for a detailed description of each project listed.

2019 Arctic

  • Greenland: Partnerships for Polar Science Education and Outreach in Greenland (JSEP)
  • Greenland: Quantifying Heat/Mass Structure and Fluxes through the Full Thickness of Greenland's Percolation Zone
  • Greenland: Refreezing in the Firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Alaska: Electrothermal Drill Testing with the Juneau Icefield Research Program
  • Alaska: Exploration of the Denali Basal Ice Core Archive

2018-2019 Antarctic

  • Extent of Firn Aquifers on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Reconstructing Carbon-14 of Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide from Law Dome, Antarctica, to Constrain Long-Term Hydroxyl Radical Variability
  • Radio and Optical Measurements of Glacial Ice Properties Using the SPICEcore Borehole
  • LTER: Ecosystem Response to Amplified Landscape Connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
  • RAID Maintenance Efforts during 2018-2019 Antarctic Field Season

2018 Arctic

  • Greenland: Quantifying Heat/Mass Structure and Fluxes through the Full Thickness of Greenland's Percolation Zone
  • Svalbard: Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional Microbial Diversity in permanently frozen aquatic sediments over geological time
  • Alaska: Measuring snow compaction on ice sheets to better quantify ice-sheet changes
  • Canada/St. Elias Mountains: Geophysical reconnaissance to expand ice core hydroclimate reconstructions in the Northeast Pacific
  • Greenland: Refreezing in the Firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Montana: Ice Patch Archives - Reconstructing ancient human and ecosystem responses to Holocene climate conditions in the northern Rocky Mountains

2017-2018 Antarctic

  • Buried Glacier Ice Masses, Ong Valley, Transantarctic Mountains
  • RAID Minna Bluff Antarctic Field Trial
  • Minna Bluff Firn Core and Firn Air Sampling
  • Radio and Optical Measurements of Glacial Ice Properties Using the SPICEcore Borehole

2017 Arctic

  • North America: Microbes Promote Ice Formation in Inland Waters
  • Alaska: Influence of natural ice microstructure on rheology in general shear
  • Greenland: Refreezing in the Firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Greenland: Dynamic Observations of the Microstructural Evolution of Firn Under Load
  • Greenland: a Greenland Traverse for Accumulation and Climate Studies (GreenTrACS)
  • Greenland: Camp Century Monitoring Programme

2016-2017 Antarctic

  • Exposed Rock Beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ohio Range Bedrock Samples
  • Characterization of Upstream Ice and Firn Dynamics affecting the South Pole Ice Core
  • Velvet Ice – Evolution of Fabric and Texture in Ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica
  • Laser Dust Logging of South Pole Ice Core Borehole
  • RAID Minna Bluff Antarctic Field Trial

2016 Arctic

  • Greenland: a Greenland Traverse for Accumulation and Climate Studies (GreenTrACS)
  • North America: Microbes Promote Ice Formation in Inland Waters
  • Wyoming: Biodiversity of the Longue Durée

2015-2016 Antarctic

  • RAID/ASIG Packer Test
  • Climate Controls on Aerosol Fluxes to Taylor Dome and Taylor Glacier
  • Using 14C in Ice to Understand the Past Methane Budget and Cosmogenic Production Rates
  • Inert Gas and Methane Based Climate Records throughout the South Pole Deep Ice Core
  • A 1500m Ice Core from South Pole
  • Climatic and Glaciological Controls on Formation of High-Altitude Ablation Moraines
  • Crary Ice Rise Grounding Line Dynamics
  • Hunting for 1 Million Year Old Ice in the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area

2015 Arctic

  • North America: Microbes Promote Ice Formation in Inland Waters
  • Greenland: Reconstruction of Carbon Monoxide in the Pre-Industrial Arctic Atmosphere
  • Greenland: Characterization of the Volume, Flow, and Discharge of the Greenland Firn Aquifer
  • Greenland: Investigating Carbon-14 in Polar Firn and Ice
  • Greenland: Investigating the Influence of Sea-surface Variability on Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Outlet Glacier Behavior using Records from Disko Bugt

2014-2015 Antarctic

  • Roosevelt Island Borehole Logging
  • A 1500m Ice Core from South Pole
  • Using 14C in Ice to Understand the Past Methane Budget and Cosmogenic Production Rates
  • Temperature Logging of the WAIS Divide Borehole, West Antarctica
  • Seismic Logging of the WAIS Divide Borehole, West Antarctica
  • Optical Fabric and Fiber Logging of Glacial Ice
  • Velvet Ice – Evolution of Fabric and Texture in Ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica

2014 Arctic

  • North America: Microbes Promote Ice Formation in Inland Waters
  • Greenland: Closing the Isotope Hydrology at Summit
  • Greenland: Investigating the Influence of Sea-surface Variability on Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Outlet Glacier Behavior using Records from Disko Bugt
  • Greenland: Investigating Carbon-14 in Polar Firn and Ice
  • Greenland: Response of the NW Greenland Cryosphere to Holocene Climate Change

2013-2014 Antarctic

  • Beardmore Glacier Dynamics
  • Optical Fabric and Fiber Logging of Glacial Ice
  • Climate Controls on Aerosol Fluxes to Taylor Dome and Taylor Glacier
  • Using 14C in Ice to Understand the Past Methane Budget and Cosmogenic Production Rates
  • Roosevelt Island Borehole Logging

2013 Arctic

  • Greenland: Investigation of the Greenland Perennial Firn Aquifer
  • Wyoming: Prairie Dog Drilling Near the Twin Lakes Ice Patches of Northern Wyoming
  • Montana: Exploring Internal Structures of Ice Patches in Glacier National Park
  • Alaska: Reconstructing Central Alaskan Precipitation Variability and Atmospheric Circulation
  • Greenland: Investigating Carbon-14 in Polar Firn and Ice
  • Greenland: Greenland Aerosols and Methane Records
  • Alaska: McCall Glacier Ice Cores
  • Greenland: Closing the Isotope Hydrology at Summit

2012-2013 Antarctic

  • Beardmore Glacier Dynamics
  • WAIS Divide Replicate Ice Coring
  • Shallow Ice Cores on Taylor Glacier

2012 Arctic

  • Alaska: McCall Glacier Ice Cores
  • Greenland: Closing the Isotope Hydrology at Summit
  • Montana: Exploring Internal Structures of Ice Patches in Glacier National Park

2011-2012 Antarctic

  • Badger-Eclipse Drill/Hand Auger Field Test
  • Taylor Glacier Ice Coring
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core
  • Geophysical Study of Ice Stream Stick-slip Dynamics

2011 Arctic

  • Greenland: Understanding the Physical Properties of Northern Greenland Near-Surface Snow
  • Greenland: Closing the Isotope Hydrology at Summit
  • Alaska: McCall Glacier Ice Cores
  • Greenland: Greenland Ice Sheet Monitoring Network
  • Greenland: Greenland Ice Sheet Snow Accumulation Variability

2010-2011 Antarctic

  • Exploring a 2 Million + Year Ice Climate Archive-Allan Hills Blue Ice Area (2MBIA)
  • A "Horizontal Ice Core" for Large-Volume Samples of the Past Atmosphere
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core
  • Instrument Development of the Askaryan Radio Array, A Large-scale Radio Cherenkov Neutrino Detector at the South Pole
  • Constraining the Mass-Balance Deficit of the Amundsen Coast's Glaciers
  • Geochemistry and Microbiology of the Extreme Aquatic Environment in Lake Vida, East Antarctica

2010 Arctic

  • Greenland: North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM)
  • Greenland: Summit Firn Air Cooling Feasibility Study
  • Greenland: Understanding the Physical Properties of Northern Greenland Near-Surface Snow
  • Greenland: Shallow Coring at Humboldt and Tunu Sites in Greenland
  • Greenland: Greenland Ice Sheet Snow Accumulation Variability
  • British Columbia: Ice Core Paleoclimate Records from Combatant Col, Mount Waddington

2009-2010 Antarctic

  • Ancient Buried Ice in Antarctica
  • Constraining the Mass-Balance Deficit of the Amundsen Coast's Glaciers
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core
  • Exploring a 2 Million + Year Ice Climate Archive-Allan Hills Blue Ice Area (2MBIA)
  • Amundsen Basin Seismic Project
  • A "Horizontal Ice Core" for Large-Volume Samples of the Past Atmosphere