CONTACTS

Science Coordination Office

The Science Coordination Office (SCO) is managed by the Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada System of Higher Education and by the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The principal investigators of the SCO are Dr. Kendrick Taylor (DRI), Chief Scientist and head of the SCO, and Mr. Mark Twickler (UNH), SCO Manager.

Dr. Kendrick Taylor
Chief Scientist
Desert Research Institute
Nevada System of Higher Education
775.673.7375 kendrick "at" dri "dot" edu
Mr. Mark Twickler
Manager
Inst. of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
603.862.1991 mark "dot" twickler "at" unh "dot" edu
Mr. Joseph Souney
Operations Manager
Inst. of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
-- joseph "dot" souney "at" unh "dot" edu
Mr. Donald Voigt
Field Representative
Dept. of Geosciences
Penn State
-- dev2 "at" psu "dot" edu

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Science Support

Funding for WAIS Divide is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) - Office of Polar Programs. Raytheon Polar Services is the Antarctic logistics provider for the NSF and provides all of the Antarctic infrastructure support and logistics for the project. Ice Drilling Design and Operations is the NSF-designated drilling contractor for the project and is responsible for the design, fabrication and operation of the Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) drill. The National Ice Core Laboratory is responsible for the fabrication of the core handling and core processing equipment, the deisgn of the core handling process plan, and for the long-term storage of the core in the U.S.

Dr. Julie Palais
Glaciology Program Manager
National Science Foundation
Office of Polar Programs
-- jpalais "at" nsf "dot" gov
Mr. Matthew Kippenhan
WAIS Divide Project Manager
Antarctic Support Contractor -- matthew "dot" kippenhan "dot" contractor "at" usap "dot" gov
Mrs. Kristina Slawny
Program Director
Ice Drilling Design & Operations
University of Wisconsin-Madison
-- kristina "dot" slawny "at" ssec "dot" wisc "dot" edu
Mr. Geoffrey Hargreaves
Curator
National Ice Core Laboratory -- hargreaves "at" usgs "dot" gov

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, which consists of seven principal investigators elected by all of the WAIS Divide principal investigators, assists in the management of the project. The Executive Committee provides advice to the SCO on various issues related to the priorities and organization of the project, assists in the preparation and review of documents related to the project, acts as spokespeople for the project at meetings and with the media, and helps resolve any issues that may develop related to publications and sample allocation.

Dr. Kendrick Taylor
Chief Scientist/Chair
Desert Research Institute
Nevada System of Higher Education
775.673.7375 kendrick "at" dri "dot" edu
Dr. Richard B. Alley
Professor of Geosciences
Dept. of Geosciences
Penn State University
-- ralley "at" geosc "dot" psu "dot" edu
Dr. Edward J. Brook
Professor of Geosciences
Dept. of Geosciences
Oregon State University
-- brooke "at" science "dot" oregonstate "dot" edu
Dr. Joseph R. McConnell
Research Professor
Desert Research Institute
University of Nevada
-- joe "dot" mcconnell "at" dri "dot" edu
Dr. John C. Priscu
Professor
Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
-- jpriscu "at" montana "dot" edu
Dr. Jeffrey P. Severinghaus
Professor of Geosciences
Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
University of California-San Diego
-- jseveringhaus "at" ucsd "dot" edu
Dr. James C. White
Professor of Geological Sciences
Inst. of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado-Boulder
-- james "dot" white "at" colorado "dot" edu

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Replicate Coring

Dr. Jeffrey P. Severinghaus
Professor of Geosciences
Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
University of California-San Diego
-- jseveringhaus "at" ucsd "dot" edu

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Borehole Logging

Mr. Gary D. Clow U.S. Geological Survey
Earth Surface Dynamics program
-- clow "at" usgs "dot" gov

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Basal Science

Dr. John C. Priscu
Professor
Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
-- jpriscu "at" montana "dot" edu
Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk
Professor of Earth Sciences
University of California-Santa Cruz -- tulaczyk "at" pmc "dot" ucsc "dot" edu
Dr. Mark Skidmore
Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
Montana State University -- skidmore "at" montana "dot" edu

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