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A Lagrangian Approach to Emerging Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone 3/1/11 9/30/16 Arctic Ocean
A preliminary assessment of the influence of ice cove on microbial carbon and energy acquisition during the Antarctic Winter-spring Seasonal Transition 8/1/16 7/31/18 Antarctica ; West Antarctic Peninsula
Active lava lakes as a window into magma and volcano dynamics 3/1/14 2/28/18 Global ; Antarctica ; Africa ; Halemaumau crater, HI ; Mount Erebus, Antarctica ; Ertale ; Ethiopia
Antarctic Gateway Partnership Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Operational Trials 7/15/18 6/30/19 Antarctica ; Sorsdal ice shelf, East Antarctica
Assessing the Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Melting and Freshwater Flux on Phytoplankton Productivity 9/1/15 8/31/18 Arctic Ocean
Assessing Transport Pathways into the Arctic and Their Efficiencies 4/15/19 3/31/22 Arctic
Benchmarking Spatial Patterns of Glacier Change 6/1/19 5/31/22 Arctic ; North America ; Alaska
Boron Isotope Analyses in Benthic Foraminifera Shells 9/1/18 8/31/19 Arctic Ocean
Boron Isotope Measurements on Artic Ocean Foraminifera 10/1/13 9/30/14 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: US GEOTRACES Arctic Section - Water mass composition, circulation and mean residence times derived from measurements of natural and manmade tracers 1/1/15 12/31/19 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Researc: U.S. Geotraces Arctic Section: 230th, 232th and 231Pa tracers of trace element supply and removal 1/1/15 12/31/19 Arctic Ocean ; Alaska
Collaborative Research Assessing the Simulated Simulated Arctic Freshwater System in CMIP5 Models, the CESM Large Ensemble, and Forced Simulations 8/1/15 7/31/18 Arctic
Collaborative Research Reconstruction of Carbon Monoxide in the Pre-Industrial Arctic Atmosphere from Ice Cores at Summit, Greenland 1/1/15 12/31/18 North America ; Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Adding animals to the equation: assessing herbivore impacts on carbon cyclin 10/1/16 9/30/21 Arctic
Collaborative Research: Arctic GEOTRACES - Nd isotopes and REEs in the Arctic 3/15/15 2/28/19 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Assessing the impact of Arctic Sea Ice Variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass and Energy Balance 2/23/16 7/31/17 Arctic Ocean ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Closing the Gaps in Climate Models' Surface Albedo Schemes of Processes Driv 9/15/17 8/31/20 Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Dynamics and Variability of Freshwater Components in the Arctic Ocean 8/15/15 7/31/17 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Evolution of Arctic Water Column Hydrography during the Holocene Based on a Novel Instrumentation Combination 7/1/15 6/30/19 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Framework: Data: Toward Exascale Community Ocean Circulation Modeling 11/1/18 10/31/22 Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Geological constraints on the disappearance of the Laurentide Ice Sheet 6/1/20 5/31/23 Arctic ; Baffin Island
Collaborative Research: Ice sheet sensitivity in a changing Arctic system - using geologic data and modeling to test the stable Greenland Ice Sheet hypothesis 9/1/15 8/31/19 Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Landscape Evolution in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Erosion Rates and Real-time Monitoring of Rock Breakdown in a Hyperarid, Subzero Environment 5/1/18 4/30/21 Antarctica ; McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Collaborative Research: Long-term Observations in the Switchyard Region of the Arctic Ocean as Part of the Arctic Observing Network (AON) 9/1/10 8/31/15 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Management and implementation of the U.S. Arctic GEOTRACES Study 7/1/14 7/2/14 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Multidisciplinary Analysis of Antarctic Blue Ice Moraine Formation and their Potential as Climate Archives over Multiple Glacial Cycles 9/1/15 8/31/18 Antarctica ; Mt Achernar ; Transantarctic Mountains
Collaborative Research: Refreezing in the firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Spatiotemporal variability and implications for ice sheet mass balance 9/1/16 8/31/19 Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: SAM's Contribution to Increased Ocean Heat Content on the Continental Shelf of the Western Antarctic Peninsula 8/15/10 7/31/13 Southern Ocean ; Antarctica
Collaborative Research: Sinking Rates and Nutritional Quality of Organic Matter Exported from Sea Ice; the Importance of Exopolymeric Substances 12/1/10 12/31/14 Arctic Ocean
Collaborative Research: Testing Artic Ice Sheet Sensitivity to Abrupt Climate Change 9/1/14 8/31/19 Arctic ; Greenland
Collaborative Research: Using Opportunistic Radon Measurements to Estimate the Gas Transfer Velocity in Partial Sea Ice Cover 11/1/12 10/31/14 Arctic Ocean
Combining Altimetry with Electromagnetic and Regional-climate Models to Improve Radar and Lidar Altimetry Estimates over the Greenland Ice Sheet 3/1/17 2/29/20 Arctic ; Greenland
Dynamic and Geochemical Evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle Beneath the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica 12/15/10 11/30/15 Southern Ocean ; Antarctica
Dynamics of Arctic-Midlatitude Teleconnections - mechanisms, robustness and tropical modulation 5/27/16 3/31/20 Arctic
Evaluation of Methods and Platforms for the Acquisition of Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data in the Arctic Ocean 9/1/09 8/31/12 Arctic Ocean
From the Ice Sheet to the Sea: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Impact of Extreme Melt on Ocean Stratification and Productivity near West Greenland (Award# 12-IDS12-0049) 2/4/16 2/2/18 Arctic ; Greenland ; West Greenland Ice Sheet
GEOTRACES Arctic Section: Using a multi-tracer approach to better understand the key factors that co 1/1/15 12/31/19 Arctic
Helheim Glacier / Sermilik Fjord Research Collaboration 4/1/19 3/31/23 Arctic ; Greenland
Hierarchical scaling of carbon fluxes from terrestrial-aquatic interfaces in the Arctic 9/1/19 8/31/21 Arctic ; South-west Alaska
Iced sheet Sliding Constrained by Assimilation of Stratigraphic Data 9/1/13 8/31/18 Arctic ; Greenland
Investigating the influence of subglacial hydrologic conditions on seasonal velocity in Northwest Gr 9/1/15 8/31/18 Arctic ; Greenland
IPY/ASEP Collaborative International Research: Amundsen Sea Influence on West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability And Sea Level Rise 7/1/07 8/31/12 Antarctica ; West Antarctic Ice Sheet
LTER Palmer, Antarctica (PAL) Land-Shelf-Ocean Connections, Ecosystem Resilience and Transformation 9/1/14 8/31/20 Antarctica ; Western Antarctic Peninsula
NNA Track 1: Predicting coastal responses to a changing Greenland ice sheet 9/1/19 8/31/23 Arctic ; Greenland ; Nuuk ; Tasiilaq ; Aasiaat ; Kullorsuaq
Payloads for investigations of Satial and Temporal Variability of Ocean and Ice Conditions in and Near the Marginal Ice Zone 10/10/13 8/15/15 Arctic Ocean
RAPID: High-Resolution Gravity for Thwaites Glacier 8/15/18 7/31/19 Antarctica ; West Antarctica ; Thwaites Glacier
Resolving CO2 system seasonality in the West Antarctic Peninsula with Autonomous 3/1/17 2/28/18 Antarctica ; Western Antarctic Peninsula
Response of high-latitude forests to a warmer and CO2-enriched atmosphere: tree rings in a process-based model 6/15/15 5/31/19 Arctic ; North America
Robotic Network for Exploration Under Ice Shelf 12/16/16 12/31/18 Antarctica ; Dotson ice shelf, West Antarctica
Sea Ice Restoration Workshop 3/29/13 6/30/13 Arctic Ocean ; New York City, NY ; New York
Subcontract: A Peek at the Past of Greenland Ice Sheet using Radar Layers and Modeling 2/22/17 9/30/19 Arctic ; Greenland
Subcontract: Joint Radar and Model Investigations of Greenland Basal Water Conditions 7/1/16 6/30/19 Arctic ; Greenland
Supertech sampling support on the US GEOTRACES Arctic Cruise 6/2/15 12/31/16 Arctic
The Arctic's Response to Climate Warming: Ecosystem, People and Impacts on the Rest of the Planet 6/30/12 2/28/13 Arctic
The Impact of the Stratosphere on Arctic Climate 7/15/16 6/30/19 Arctic
The Svalbard-Barents Sea Ice Sheet and Abrupt Climate Change: Implications for ice-age climate cycle 6/1/14 12/31/17 Arctic Ocean
Understanding the fundamental processes controlling the surface mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet and improving estimates 4/1/16 3/31/18 Arctic ; Greenland
Validation of Biogeochemical Measurements in the Arctic Ocean from Virginia and Sea Wolf Class Submarines 3/1/11 12/31/15 Arctic Ocean
Vulnerability of East Antarctic ice streams to warm ocean water incursions 7/1/13 6/30/17 Antarctica ; Southern Ocean ; East Antarctica
Vulnerability of the Arctic Marginal Ice Zone to Changes in Drifting Ice 7/15/06 12/31/10 Arctic
Wave Breaking in High Winds and its Effects on the Air-Sea Exchange of Gasses of Varying Solubility 9/1/15 1/31/18 Arctic Ocean ; Greenland
West Antartctic Ice Shelf - Ocean Interactions 4/1/18 3/31/20 Antarctica ; West Antarctic Ice Sheet
WWF: Changing sea ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic 1/1/12 12/31/13 Arctic