Core LTER Limnology Data, Metadata and Methods
Under the auspices of the MCM LTER, the Priscu Research Group monitors a suite of physical, chemical and biological parameters to address specific limnological hypotheses of MCM III, and core areas of research, distinctive to all NSF LTER projects. Metadata files contain the following information regarding each variable (see below). Please visit the McMurdo LTER website if you are interested in limnological data from the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes.
Metadata File Headings
Overview of data
John C. Priscu (Co-PI)
Collected and derived variables contained in the file
Location where data were collected
Description of analytical methods
Special comments about the data including detection limits
Data from Other Projects
Endurance (Environmentally Non-Disturbing Under-ice Robotic ANtarctic Explorer)
Funded by NASA, Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets Program.
International Polar Year 2007-2008: Polar Night Project
Funded by National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs.
Final Project Reports
Paleo Records of Biotic and Abiotic Particles in Polar Ice. 2005-2008.
Funded by National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, Award ID 0440943.
J.C. Priscu and C. M. Foreman, 2005-2008.
Final Workshop Reports
September 7th - 10th, 1999
- Identify scientific questions that can be addressed only by winter research.
- Identify alternatives (e.g., remote sensing, ASA support) to winter deployment.
- Define the additional logistic and scientific support that will accompany a winter program.
- Describe the educational possibilities that higher level winter deployment would offer, particularly as it relates to the role of the Crary laboratory.
- Describe any environmental impacts that an elevated winter effort may cause.
- Define the safety issues surrounding winter research in the McMurdo region as far away as the dry valleys.
- Recommend strategies for funding winter projects.