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Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

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Timeline

Planned activities for the IPY period

Year 1 (2007)Season 1

  • Route selection using remote sensing analysis
  • Develop coring and surficial sampling protocol
  • Begin chemical analyses of existing NPI core
  • NPI atmospheric sampling continues
  • Maudheim AWS installation and firn temperature analyses
  • Drone testing, establish fuel cache (Troll Station)
  • Locate and analyze historical data from region
  • Traverse planning meeting (in New Hampshire in June)
  • Education & outreach activities


Year 2 (2007-2008)

  • Traverse from Troll Station to South Pole Station
  • Collect intermediate and shallow cores
  • Core processing at NICL
  • Air-snow exchange modeling
    • NPI atmospheric sampling continues
    • Submit data to project archive
    • Traverse planning meeting (location TBD)
  • Publication of initial results (AGU, EGU)
  • Education and outreach activities


Year 3 (2008-2009)Season 2

  • Traverse from South Pole Station to Troll Station
  • Collect intermediate and shallow cores
  • Core processing
  • Chemical analyses on core, surficial samples
  • Air-snow exchange modeling
  • NPI atmospheric sampling continues
  • Traverse data/scientific meetings
  • Submit data to project archive
  • Education and outreach activities
  • Presentation and publication of results


Year 4 (2009-2010)

  • Chemical analyses on core, surficial samples
  • Air-snow exchange modeling
  • Traverse data/scientific meetings (AGU, EGU, New Hampshire, or Tromsø )
  • Synthesis of modeling, chemical analyses
  • Submit data to project archive, NSIDC
  • Education and outreach activities
  • Presentation and publication of results


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