Siple Coast Subglacial Aquatic Environments: The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling Project

  1. Martin J. Siegert and
  2. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
  1. Helen Amanda Fricker1,
  2. Ross Powell2,
  3. John Priscu3,
  4. Slawek Tulaczyk4,
  5. Sridhar Anandakrishnan6,
  6. Brent Christner7,
  7. Andrew T. Fisher4,
  8. David Holland8,
  9. Huw Horgan5,
  10. Robert Jacobel9,
  11. Jill Mikucki10,
  12. Andrew Mitchell11,
  13. Reed Scherer2 and
  14. Jeff Severinghaus1

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch12

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

How to Cite

Fricker, H. A., Powell, R., Priscu, J., Tulaczyk, S., Anandakrishnan, S., Christner, B., Fisher, A. T., Holland, D., Horgan, H., Jacobel, R., Mikucki, J., Mitchell, A., Scherer, R. and Severinghaus, J. (2011) Siple Coast Subglacial Aquatic Environments: The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling Project, in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments (eds M. J. Siegert and M. C. Kennicutt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Scripps Institution Of Oceanography La Jolla, California, USA

  2. 2

    Department Of Geological And Environmental Sciences, Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois, USA

  3. 3

    Department Of Land Resources And Environmental Sciences, Montana State University Bozeman, Montana, USA

  4. 4

    Department Of Earth And Planetary Sciences, University Of California Santa Cruz, California, USA

  5. 5

    Department Of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

  6. 6

    Earth And Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

  7. 7

    Department Of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

  8. 8

    Courant Institute Of Mathematical Sciences, Newyork University New York, New York, USA

  9. 9

    Department Of Physics, St.Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota, USA

  10. 10

    Earth Science Department And Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

  11. 11

    Center For Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University Bozeman, Montana, Usa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904825

Online ISBN: 9781118670354

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Keywords:

  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–Discovery and exploration;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–Discovery and exploration;
  • Aquatic ecology–Antarctica;
  • subglacialhydrology;
  • subglaciallakes;
  • groundinglines;
  • glaciology;
  • biology;
  • Antarctica

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Wissard Subprojects

  • Regional Setting: Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Lake and Grounding Zone System

  • Scientific Goals of Wissard

  • Implementation of Wissard

  • Education and Outreach

  • Summary