Initial landing on iceberg B15A (logistic support provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation) to install automated weather stations and iceberg-drift tracking stations.
Time-lapse photography created by automatic camera located on the edge of a large rift on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
Glaciers and pro-glacial lakes in Antarctica's Dry Valley region.
Graduate student and faculty research team in Antarctica preparing to travel to Windless Bight, near Ross Island, to test iceberg-sounding radar.
Faculty sleeping quarters during survival training school near McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Graduate student and Twin Otter aircraft on Ross Ice Shelf. Seismometers deployed during this mission reveal how ocean swell influences the iceberg calving margin of Antarctica.
Field investigation of snow/sea-ice interaction in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
The United States Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Sea approaches iceberg B15A in the Ross Sea to deploy a field party from the University of Chicago.
Glaciological research at the University of Chicago is focused on the broad array of mechanical and thermodynamic processes that influence the large-scale patterns of ice sheet flow and evolution in response to changing climate. Many of the problems that we work on are multidisciplinary in nature involving a combination of theoretical techniques, numerical modeling, remote sensing, and field observation in Antarctica and Greenland.
Current projects include:
Recent video presentations:
• Doug's AGU ice shelf collapse presentation
Jason Amundson (postdoctoral scholar)
Mac Cathles (graduate student)
Kristopher Darnell (graduate student)
Emile Okal, Northwestern University
Rick Aster, New Mexico Tech
Helen Fricker, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Wendy Wei Zhang, Dept. of Physics, U. Chicago
Peter Bromirski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ian Turnbull, currently living in New Haven, CT
Kelly Brunt, now at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Marianne Okal, now at UNAVCO
Olga Sergienko, now at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University
Christina Hulbe, now at Portland State University
Charles Jackson, now at the University of Texas Austin
Young-Jin Kim, currently on academic leave
Robert Grumbine, now at NCEP, Camp Springs, MD
Dean Lindstrom, current whereabouts unknown
Former Postdoctoral Scholars:
Jeremy Bassis , now at University of Michigan