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1. Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory III (MEVO III): Conduit Processes and Surveillance [NSF-ANT08-38817]
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). Mount Erebus is Antarctica's most active volcano that has been in a persistent state of activity for ...


2. Collaborative Research: Integrative Study of Marine Ice Sheet Stability and Subglacial Life Habitats in W Antarctica - Lake and Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (LISSARD) [NSF-ANT08-39059]
The LISSARD project (Lake and Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) is one of three research components of the WISSARD integrative initiative (Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research ...


3. Subglacial drainage and slip modeling in Antarctica: relating lakes to ice discharge [NSF-ANT10-43481]
This award supports a project to develop models of subglacial hydrology in order to understand dynamics of water movement, lake drainage, and how drainage affects ice slip over deformable till with ...


4. Collaborative Research: A 'Horizontal Ice Core' for Large-Volume Samples of the Past Atmosphere, Taylor Glacier, Antarctica (Brook) [NSF-ANT08-38936]
This award supports a project to develop a precise gas-based chronology for an archive of large-volume samples of the ancient atmosphere, which would enable ultra-trace gas measurements that are currently ...


5. Collaborative Research: Integrative Study of Marine Ice Sheet Stability and Subglacial Life Habitats - Robotic Access to Grounding-zones for Exploration and Science (RAGES) (Powell) [NSF-ANT08-39107]
The RAGES project (Robotic Access to Grounding zones for Exploration and Science) is one of three research components of the WISSARD (Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) integrative ...


6. Enhanced Spatial Resolution Surface Melting over the Antarctic Peninsula (1958 - to date) from a Regional Climate Model Validated through Remote Sensing Observations [NSF-ANT11-41973]
This award supports a project to generate first-time validated enhanced spatial resolution (5-10 km) maps of surface melting over the Antarctic Peninsula for the period 1958 - to date from the outputs ...


7. Adaptive Responses of Phaeocystis Populations in Antarctic Ecosystems [NSF-ANT11-42018]
Global climate change is having significant effects on areas of the Southern Ocean, and a better understanding of this ecosystem will permit predictions about the large-scale implications of these ...


8. Completing an ultra-high resolution methane record from the WAIS Divide ice core [NSF-ANT10-43518]
This award supports a project to develop a 50 yr resolution methane data set that will play a pivotal role in developing the WAIS Divide timescale as well as providing a common stratigraphic framework ...


9. Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Analysis of the Beacon Supergroup, Beardmore Glacier Area, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica [NSF-ANT09-44282]
This proposal will study the diversity, abundance, and tiering patterns of ichnofossils in continental and marine deposits of the Beacon Supergroup in the Beardmore Glacier Area (BGA). The PIs will ...


10. Adelie Penguin Response to Climate Change at the Individual, Colony and Metapopulation Levels - NSF-ANT09-44358 [NSF-ANT09-44358]
While changes in populations typically are tracked to gauge the impact of climate or habitat change, the process involves the response of individuals as each copes with an altered environment. In ...


11. A Multi-decadal Record of Antarctic Benthos: Image Analysis to Maximize Data Utilization [NSF-ANT13-55533]
Daily atmospheric temperature and VMR for the atmospheric species are provided at 2 deg. lat. X 4 deg. long. spatial grids and at a subset of TES standard pressure levels. Algorithms for deriving ...


12. Collaborative Research: Long-Term and Interannual Variability of Antarctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance From Satellite Gravimetry and Other Geodetic Measurements [NSF-ANT10-43750]
Monthly averages of atmospheric temperature and VMR for atmospheric species are provided at 2 deg. lat. X 4 deg. long. spatial grids and at a subset of TES standard pressure levels. Algorithms for ...


13. Collaborative Research: The Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Horizontal Ice Core: Exploring changes in the Natural Methane Budget in a Warming World and Expanding the Paleo-archive (NSF-ANT12-45821) [NSF-ANT12-45821]
This award supports a project to use the Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, ablation zone to collect ice samples for a range of paleoenvironmental studies. A record of carbon-14 of atmospheric methane (14CH4) ...


14. Collaborative Research: A 'Horizontal Ice Core' for Large-Volume Samples of the Past Atmosphere, Taylor Glacier, Antarctica [NSF-ANT08-39031]
This award supports a project to develop a precise gas-based chronology for an archive of large-volume samples of the ancient atmosphere, which would enable ultra-trace gas measurements that are currently ...


15. The Relationship between Climate and Ice Rheology at Dome C, East Antarctica [pettit_0948247]
This award supports a project to study of the relationship between fabric and climate for the ice near the EPICA Dome C ice core site, East Antarctica.


16. BICEP2 and SPUD - A Search for Inflation with Degree-Scale Polarimetry from the South Pole [NSF-ANT10-44978]
BICEP2 and SPUD - A Search for Inflation with Degree-Scale Polarimetry from the South Pole. The proposed work is a four-year program of research activities directed toward upgrading the BICEP (Background ...


17. The Demographic Consequences of Environmental Variability and Individual Heterogeneity in Life-history Tactics of a Long-lived Antarctic Marine Predator [NSF-ANT11-41326]
The Erebus Bay population of Weddell seals in Antarctica?s Ross Sea is the most southerly breeding population of mammal in the world, closely associated with persistent shore-fast ice, and one that ...


18. Glacial-interglacial History of West Antarctic Nunataks and Site Reconnaissance for Subglacial Bedrock Sampling [NSF-ANT11-42162]
This award supports a reconnaissance geological and radar-sounding study of promising sites in West Antarctica for a future project to measure cosmogenic nuclides in subglacial bedrock. Field work ...


19. Bromide in Snow in the Sea Ice Zone [NSF-ANT10-43145]
A range of chemical and microphysical pathways in polar latitudes, including spring time (tropospheric) ozone depletion, oxidative pathways for mercury, and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) production ...


20. Exploring the Significance of Na-Alkaline Magmatism in Subduction Systems, a Case Study From the Ross Orogen, Antarctica [NSF-ANT10-43152]
Magmas generated during subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath active continental margins typically have a calc-alkaline chemistry. However, igneous rocks with signatures usually associated with ...


21. Application for an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Reasearch (EAGER) to develop a Pathway/Genome Database (PGDB) for the Southern Ocean Haptophyte Phaeocystis Antarctica. [NSF-ANT10-63592]
Phaeocystis antarctica is capable of forming blooms that are denser and more extensive than any other member of the Southern Ocean phytoplankton community. The factors that enable P Antarctica to ...


22. Collaborative Research: Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter in Pony Lake, Ross Island - NSF-ANT03-38342 [NSF-ANT03-38342]
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a significant chemical component in aquatic systems because it acts as an important carbon source for microorganisms, absorbs harmful radiation in sunlight, is able ...


23. Collaborative Research: East Antarctic outlet glacier contributions to the Ross Sea from chronology of detrital grains - NSF-ANT10-43572 [NSF-ANT10-43572]
The PIs proposed a provenance study of glacial deposits in the Ross Embayment that will provide a broad scale geochronologic survey of detrital minerals in till to help characterize bedrock beneath ...


24. Collaborative Research: Geochemistry and Microbiology of the Extreme Aquatic Environment in Lake Vida, East Antarctica - NSF-ANT07-39698 [NSF-ANT07-39698]
Lake Vida is the largest lake of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, with an approximately 20 m ice cover overlaying a brine of unknown depth with at least 7 times seawater salinity and temperatures below -10 ...


25. Collaborative Research: IPY: POLENET-Antarctica: Investigating Links Between Geodynamics and Ice Sheets - NSF-ANT06-32322 [NSF-ANT06-32322]
This project constructs POLENET a network of GPS and seismic stations in West Antarctica to understand how the mass of the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS) changes with time. The information is ultimately ...


26. Collaborative Research: Paleohistory of the Larsen Ice Shelf System: Phase II - NSF-ANT03-38220 [NSF-ANT03-38220]
The Larsen Ice Shelf is the third largest ice shelf in Antarctica and has continued a pattern of catastrophic decay since the mid 1990's. The proposed marine geologic work at the Larsen Ice Shelf ...


27. Collaborative Research: SGER: Triple-dating (Pb-FT-He) of Antarctic Detritus and the Origin of the Gamburtsev Mountains - NSF-ANT08-16934 [NSF-ANT08-16934]
This Small Grant for Exploratory Research investigates the origin and evolution of the Gamburtsev subglacial mountains (GSM). These mountains are considered the nucleation point for Antarctica's largest ...


28. Collaborative Research: TRacing the fate of Algal Carbon Export in the Ross Sea (TRACERS) - NSF-ANT11-42065 [NSF-ANT11-42065]
Sinking particles are a major element of the biological pump and they are commonly assigned to two fates: mineralization in the water column and accumulation at the seafloor. However, there is another ...


29. Controls on Climate-Active Gases by Amundsen Sea Ice Biota - NSF-ANT08-36061 [NSF-ANT08-36061]
Convincing evidence now confirms that polar regions are changing rapidly in response to human activities. Changes in sea ice extent and thickness will have profound implications for productivity, ...


30. Erosion History and Sediment Provenance of East Antarctica from Multi-method Detrital Geo- and Thermochronology - NSF-ANT08-38722 [NSF-ANT08-38722]
Much of the inventory of East Antarctic bedrock geochronology, as well as a record of its erosional history, is preserved in Cenozoic sediments around its margin. This project is to use these sediments ...


31. Free-Drifting Icebergs as Proliferating Dispersion Sites of Iron Enrichment, Organic Carbon Production and Export in the Southern Ocean - NSF-ANT06-36543 [NSF-ANT06-36543]
Atmospheric warming has been associated with retreating glaciers, disintegrating ice shelves, and the increasing prevalence of icebergs in the Southern Ocean over the last decade. Our preliminary ...


32. Free-drifting Icebergs as Proliferating Dispersion Sites of Iron Enrichment, Organic Carbon Production and Export in the Southern Ocean - NSF-ANT06-36440 [NSF-ANT06-36440]
Atmospheric warming has been associated with retreating glaciers, disintegrating ice shelves, and the increasing prevalence of icebergs in the Southern Ocean over the last decade. Our preliminary ...


33. IPY- Plankton Dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes During the Transition to Polar Night - NSF-ANT06-31659 [NSF-ANT06-31659]
Data collected on the permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MCM) during the late 1950's as part of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) showed that they were the only year ...


34. IPY: Bacterioplankton Genomic Adaptations to Antarctic Winter - NSF-ANT06-32389 [NSF-ANT06-32389]
The Western Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing one of the most rapid rates of climate warming on Earth, with an increase of 5degrees C in the mean winter temperature in 50 years. Impacts on upper ...


35. Limits and Drivers of Metazoan Distributions in the Transantarctic Mountains - NSF-ANT08-40979 [NSF-ANT08-40979]
Ice sheet models of the Last Glacial Maximum, and previous glaciation events in the Miocene, suggest that current low altitude, ice-free surfaces in Antarctica were completely covered with ice. If ...


36. Linkages among Mitochondrial Form, Function and Thermal Tolerance of Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes - NSF-ANT11-42720 [NSF-ANT11-42720]
Antarctic notothenioid fishes have evolved in the Southern Ocean for 10-14 MY under an unusual set of circumstances. Their characteristics include the complete absence of the circulating oxygen-binding ...


37. Linking Modern Benthic Communities and Taphonomic Processes to the Stratigraphic Record of Antarctic Cores - NSF-ANT07-39512 [NSF-ANT07-39512]
This project answers a simple question: why are there so few fossils in sediment cores from Antarctica's continental shelf? Antarctica's benthos are as biologically rich as those of the tropics. Shell-secreting ...


38. Linking Modern Benthic Communities and Taphonomic Processes to the Stratigraphic Record of Antarctic Cores - NSF-ANT07-39583 [NSF-ANT07-39583]
This project answers a simple question: why are there so few fossils in sediment cores from Antarctica's continental shelf? Antarctica's benthos are as biologically rich as those of the tropics. ...


39. Polenet East: An International Seismological Network for East Antarctica - NSF-ANT08-38973 [NSF-ANT08-38973]
The high elevations of East Antarctica are critical in localizing the initial Cenozoic glaciation and stabilizing it with respect to melting during warm interglacials. However, the geological history ...


40. The Chemical Ecology of Shallow-water Marine Macroalgae and Invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula - NSF-ANT04-42857 [NSF-ANT04-42857]
Mesoherbivores, and specifically amphipods, are a conspicuous and dominant component of the macroalgal community in Antarctica. Despite their high abundance, the functional ecology, and particularly ...


41. The Chemical Ecology of Shallow-water Marine Macroalgae and Invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula - NSF-ANT08-38773 [NSF-ANT08-38773]
The near shore environments of the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) harbor extremely high densities of mesograzers (small invertebrate predators approximately 1-25 mm in length) such as benthic amphipods, ...


42. The Chemical Ecology of Shallow-water Marine Macroalgae and Invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula - NSF-ANT08-38776 [NSF-ANT08-38776]
The near shore environments of the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) harbor extremely high densities of mesograzers (small invertebrate predators approximately 1-25 mm in length) such as benthic amphipods, ...


43. U.S. SO GLOBEC Synthesis and Modeling: Timing is Everything: The Dynamic Coupling among Phytoplankton, Ice, Ice Algae and Krill (PIIAK) - NSF-ANT05-28728 [NSF-ANT05-28728]
This collaborative study between the Desert Research Institute, the University of California, Santa Barbara (0529087; Robin Ross), and the University of California, San Diego (0528728; Maria Vernet) ...


44. U.S. SO GLOBEC Synthesis and Modeling: Timing is Everything: The Dynamic Coupling among Phytoplankton, Ice, Ice Algae and Krill (PIIAK) - NSF-ANT05-29666 [NSF-ANT05-29666]
This collaborative study between the Desert Research Institute, the University of California, Santa Barbara (0529087; Robin Ross), and the University of California, San Diego (0528728; Maria Vernet) ...


45. WAIS grounding-zone migrations in Eastern Basin, Ross Sea and the LGM dilemma: New strategies to resolve the style and timing of outer continental shelf grounding events - NSF-ANT05-38475 [NSF-ANT05-38475]
This project determines the recent history of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) through a multidisciplinary study of the seabed in the Ross Sea of Antarctica. WAIS is perhaps the world's most critical ...


46. A Broadband Seismic Experiment to Image the Lithosphere Beneath the Gamburtsev Mountains and Surrounding Areas, East Antarctica [NSF-ANT05-37371]
This award supports a seismological study of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains (GSM), a Texas-sized mountain range buried beneath the ice sheets of East Antarctica. The project will perform a passive ...


47. A Comparison of Conjugate Auroral Electojet Indices [NSF-ANT10-43621]
The auroral electrojet index (AE) is used as an indicator of geomagnetic activity at high latitudes representing the strength of auroral electrojet currents in the Northern polar ionosphere. A similar ...


48. A New Reconstruction of the Last West Antarctic Ice Sheet Deglaciation in the Ross Sea [NSF-ANT10-43485]
This award supports a project to develop a better understanding of the response of the WAIS to climate change. The timing of the last deglaciation of the western Ross Sea will be improved using in ...


49. A Planning Workshop for a McMurdo Dry Valleys Terrestrial Observation Network [NSF-ANT12-41487]
This award will support the participation of US scientists in an international planning workshop devoted to discussions of how to best facilitate and coordinate international efforts for terrestrial ...


50. A VLF Beacon Transmitter at South Pole [NSF-ANT06-36928]
This proposal seeks funding to resume operation of the VLF Beacon Transmitter at the South Pole Station used to quantify temporal and spatial variations in the state of the lower ionosphere between ...


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