SALSA: Subglacial Antarctic Lake Scientific Access
The Antarctic subglacial environment remains one of the least explored regions of Earth's biosphere and information about its nature is transforming the way we view the continent. Kathy Kasic is a co-Principal Investigator for Education and Outreach on an NSF grant with PI John Priscu called, SALSA: Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access, an integrated study of carbon cycling in hydrologically-active subglacial environments. As part of CCS and SALSA, Kasic will oversee the development of web materials, three short films, and art installation and outreach management amongst collaborators at 7 institutions across the US involved in this Antarctic research.
SALSA: Subglacial Antarctic Lake Scientific Access will provide new data on subglacial lakes and address key questions directly relevant to West Antarctica's ice sheet stability, subglacial hydrological system, and the deep-cold subglacial biosphere.