Montana State University

Priscu Research Group

Department of Land Resources
and Environmental Sciences

334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-3250
Fax: (406) 994-5863

Data Products

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

Data File
Principal Investigator
Research Scientist
Excel text tab delimited
Descriptive Title
Overview of data
John C. Priscu (Co-PI)
Amy Chiuchiolo
Collected and derived variables contained in the file
Location where data were collected
Sampling period
Method citations
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


Lake Hoare Weatherport during Winfly 1995
September 7th - 10th, 1999
  1. Identify scientific questions that can be addressed only by winter research.
  2. Identify alternatives (e.g., remote sensing, ASA support) to winter deployment.
  3. Define the additional logistic and scientific support that will accompany a winter program.
  4. Describe the educational possibilities that higher level winter deployment would offer, particularly as it relates to the role of the Crary laboratory.
  5. Describe any environmental impacts that an elevated winter effort may cause.
  6. Define the safety issues surrounding winter research in the McMurdo region as far away as the dry valleys.
  7. Recommend strategies for funding winter projects.

Winter Workshop: Final Report

Data: Biological ice nucleation initiates hailstone formation

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