PROJECTS

The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 40 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records.

Funded

A Study of Atmospheric Dust in the WAIS Divide Ice Core Based on Sr-Nd-Pb-He Isotopes: Kaplan, M.

Acoustic Logging of the WAIS Divide Borehole (Collaborative Research): Anandakrishnan, S.

Acoustic Logging of the WAIS Divide Borehole (Collaborative Research): Waddington, E.

Anisotropy, Abrupt Climate Change, and the Deep Ice in West Antarctica (Collaborative Research): Pettit, E.

Anisotropy, Abrupt Climate Change, and the Deep Ice in West Antarctica (Collaborative Research): Waddington, E.

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change: The WAIS Divide Ice Core Record: Brook, E.

Atmospheric, Snow and Firn Chemistry Studies for Interpretation of WAIS Divide Cores: Frey, M. and Bales, R.

Carbonyl Sulfide Measurements in the Deep West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core : Aydin, M. and Saltzman, E.

Climate, Ice Dynamics and Biology Using a Deep Ice Core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Ice Divide (Collaborative Research): Twickler, M.

Climate, Ice Dynamics and Biology using a Deep Ice Core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Ice Divide (Collaborative Research): Taylor, K.

Climatology, Meteorology, and Microbial Metabolism in Ice with Dust Loggers and Fluorimetry: Price, P.B.

Climatology, Volcanism, and Microbial Life in Ice with Downhole Loggers: Price, P.B.

Completing an Ultra-High Resolution Methane Record from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Sowers, T.

Completing an Ultra-High Resolution Methane Record from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Brook, E.

Completing the WAIS Divide Ice Core CO2 record: Brook, E.

Constraining Englacial Temperatures through Active Seismic Methods: Peters, L. and Anandakrishnan, S.

Constructing an Ultra-high Resolution Atmospheric Methane Record for the Last 140,000 Years from WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Sowers, T.

Constructing an Ultra-high Resolution Atmospheric Methane Record for the Last 140,000 Years from WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Brook, E.

Continued Study of Physical Properties of the WAIS Divide Deep Core (Collaborative Research): Alley, R.

Continued Study of Physical Properties of the WAIS Divide Deep Core (Collaborative Research): Spencer, M.

Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Deep WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Welten, K. and Nishiizumi, K

Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Deep WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Caffee, M.

Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Welten, K. and Nishiizumi, K.

Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Caffee, M.

Detection of Crystal Orientation Fabrics near the Ross/Amundsen Sea Ice-flow Divide and at the Siple Dome Ice Core Site using Polarimetric Radar Methods: Raymond, C.F. and Matsuoka, K.

Developing a glacial-interglacial record of delta-13C of atmospheric CO2: Brook, E. and Mix, A.

Establishing the Chronology and Histories of Accumulation and Ice Dynamics for the WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Waddington, E.

Establishing the Chronology and Histories of Accumulation and Ice Dynamics for the WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Taylor, K.

Firn Metamorphism: Microstructure and Physical Properties: Albert, M.

Fugitive Gases (Helium, Neon, and Oxygen) in the WAIS Divide Ice Core as Tracers of Basal Processes and Past Biospheric Carbon Storage: Severinghaus, J.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): Severinghaus, J.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): Saltzman, E. and Aydin, M.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): Brook, E.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): Battle, M.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): Sowers, T.

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site (Collaborative Research): White, J.

Glaciological Characteristics of the Ross/Amundsen Sea Ice-flow Divide Deduced by a New Analysis of Ice-penetrating Radar Data: Raymond, C.F. and Matsuoka, K.

High Temporal Resolution Black Carbon Record of Southern Hemisphere Biomass Burning: Taylor, K.

Histories of accumulation, thickness and WAIS Divide location from radar layers using a new inverse approach: Waddington, E. and Conway, H.

Ice Coring and Drilling Services: Bentley, C.

Integrated High Resolution Chemical and Biological Measurements on the Deep WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Priscu, J. and Foreman, C.

Integrated High Resolution Chemical and Biological Measurements on the Deep WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): McConnell, J. and Edwards, P.R.

Integrated High Resolution Chemical and Biological Measurements on the Deep WAIS Divide Core (Collaborative Research): Saltzman, E.

Investigating Source, Chemistry and Climate changes using the Isotopic Composition of Nitrate in Antarctic Snow and Ice: Hastings, M.

Investigating Upper Pleistocene Rapid Climate Change using Continuous, Ultra-High-Resolution Aerosol and Gas Measurements in the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): McConnell, J.

Investigating Upper Pleistocene Rapid Climate Change using Continuous, Ultra-High-Resolution Aerosol and Gas Measurements in the WAIS Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Brook, E.

Investigation of Climate, Ice Dynamics and Biology using a Deep Ice Core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Ice Divide: Taylor, K.

Investigation of the Stratigraphy and Timescale of the WAIS Divide Ice Core Using Electrical Methods: Taylor, K.

Major Ion Chemical Analysis of Brittle Ice in the WAIS Divide Ice Core: Cole-Dai, J.

Major Ion Chemistry of WAIS Divide Ice Core: Cole-Dai, J.

Methane Isotope Variations Covering the Holocene from the WAIS Divide Core : Sowers, T.

Microparticle/tephra analysis of the WAIS Divide ice core (Collaborative Research): Kreutz, K., Mayewski, P., Wells, M. and Kurbatov, A

Microparticle/tephra analysis of the WAIS Divide ice core (Collaborative Research): Dunbar, N.

Multi-parameter Selection Curves for Machine-assisted Annual Layer Interpretations of the WAIS-Divide Core: McGwire, K.

Multiple-isotope Analysis of Nitrate and Sulfate in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Steig, E. and Alexander, B.

Multiple-isotope Analysis of Nitrate and Sulfate in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Thiemens, M.

Nitrogen and Oxygen Gas Isotopes in the WAIS Divide Ice Core as Constraints on Chronology, Temperature, and Accumulation Rate: Severinghaus, J.

Noble Gases in the WAIS Divide Ice Core as Indicators of Local and Mean-ocean Temperature : Severinghaus, J.

Optical Fabric and Fiber Logging of Glacial Ice (Collaborative Research): Talghader, J.

Optical Fabric and Fiber Logging of Glacial Ice (Collaborative Research): Bay, R.

Optical Imaging Support for the National Ice Core Laboratory: McGwire, K.

Paleo Records of Biotic and Abiotic Particles in Polar Ice Cores: Priscu, J. and Foreman, C.

Physical Properties of the WAIS Divide Deep Core (Collaborative Research): Alley, R., Voigt, D. and Reusch, D.

Physical Properties of the WAIS Divide Deep Core (Collaborative Research): Cuffey, K.

Preparation for a Deep Ice Coring Project in West Antarctica: Taylor, K.

Provision of Ice Drilling Design and Operation Group (IDDOG): Bentley, C.

Record of the 17O-excess of H2O in the WAIS Ice Core: Steig. E.

Replicate Coring at WAIS Divide to Obtain Additional Samples at Events of High Scientific Interest (Collaborative Research): Severinghaus, J.

Replicate Coring at WAIS Divide to Obtain Additional Samples at Events of High Scientific Interest (Collaborative Research): Cole-Dai, J.

Replicate Coring at WAIS Divide to Obtain Additional Samples at Events of High Scientific Interest (Collaborative Research): Brook, E.

Self-consistent Ice Dynamics, Accumulation, Delta-age, and Interpolation of Sparse Age Data using an Inverse Approach: Waddington, E.

Spatial Variability in Firn Properties from Borehole Optical Stratigraphy at the Inland WAIS Core Site: Waddington, E.

Stable Isotopes of Ice in the Transition and Glacial Sections of the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Steig, E.

Stable Isotopes of Ice in the Transition and Glacial Sections of the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (Collaborative Research): White, J.

Stable Isotopes of Ice in the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Steig, E.

Stable Isotopes of Ice in the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (Collaborative Research): White, J.

Stable Isotopes of Ice in the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (Collaborative Research): Cuffey, K.

Tephrochronology of the WAIS Divide Ice Core: Linking Ice Cores through Volcanic Records: Dunbar, N.

Trace and Ultra-Trace Chemistry Measurements of the WAIS Divide Ice Core : McConnell, J.

VeLveT Ice - eVoLution of Fabric and Texture in Ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica (Collaborative Research): Obbard, R.

VeLveT Ice - eVoLution of Fabric and Texture in Ice at WAIS Divide, West Antarctica (Collaborative Research): Pettit, E.

WAIS Divide: Fluorimetry, Dust Logs, Climatology, Glaciology, Volcanology: Price, P.B.

Western Divide West Antarctic Ice Cores (WAISCORES) Site Selection: Conway, H. and Waddington, E.

Funded Projects Related to WAIS Divide

Acquisition Proposal for Cold Chambers and Associated Equipment to Complete a Subzero Science and Engineering Facility at Montana State University: Adams, E. and Priscu, J.

ITR/SI+AP: A Mobile Sensor Web for Polar Ice Sheet Measurements: Gogineni, S.P., Frost, V, Braaten, D., Prescott, G. and Allen, C.

Microbial Activity in Solid Ice: Implications for Modifying the CO2 Record in Ice Cores: Skidmore, M. and Christner, B.