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Earth Institute Research Projects

Collaborative Research: Totten Glacier System and the Marine Record of Cryosphere - Ocean Dynamics

Lead PI: Mr. Bruce A. Huber

Unit Affiliation: Ocean & Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2012 - August 2017
Inactive
Antarctica ; Totten Glacier
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will seek to better understand the Totten Glacier by conducting a 45 day cruise on the R/V Palmer and taking measurements of seafloor morphology; sub-bottom profiling; high-resolution seismic-imaging; marine sediment cores; and a suite of oceanographic measurements.

OUTCOMES: Cruise planning conferences have taken place.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$201,703

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Colgate University, Hamilton College, Texas A&M, University of Texas

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1143834&HistoricalAwards=false

PUBLICATIONS:

Bercovici, Sara K. Huber, Bruce A. DeJong Hans B. Dunbar, Robert B. Hansell, Dennis A.. "Dissolved organic carbon in the Ross Sea: Deep enrichment and export," Limnology and Oceanography, v.62, 2017, p. 2593. doi:10.1002/lno.10592

KEYWORDS

ocean and climate physics seismic imaging seafloor morphology sediment samples ice mass balance oceanographic measurements