Meet the crew

The cast of characters. This will be updated as I talk to people…

Dr. Huw – Field Team Leader

  • Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Current institution: Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 9 (it’s his 10th!!)
  • Area of expertise: Active source seismology
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Dr. Knut

  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Buffalo, etc.
  • Current institution: St. Olaf College
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 3
  • Area of expertise: Radar and GPS
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Dr. Atsu

  • Hometown:
  • Current institution: Penn State University
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons:
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  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Lucas

  • Hometown: South Freeport, Maine
  • Current institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 1
  • Area of expertise: ice stream dynamics
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo: When was the last time it rained here?

Ben

  • Hometown: Audubon, Iowa
  • Current institution: Iowa State University
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 0
  • Area of expertise: subglacial processes
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Kiwi Matt

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Rory

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  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Me

  • Hometown: Glencoe, IL
  • Current institution: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 0
  • Area of expertise: Remote sensing and GPS
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo: How does a double espresso drink only cost $1.50?!

In addition to our field team, there will be another, small field team on the Whillans Ice Stream with us, led by Paul Winberry. We do a lot of work together, so they should be introduced as well:

Dr. Paul

  • Hometown: Millcreek, North Carolina
  • Current institution: Central
  • Number of Antarctic field seasons: 9
  • Area of expertise: Seismic studies to examine conditions beneath ice streams
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo:

Martin

  • Hometown: Darlington, UK
  • Current institution: Washington University, St. Louis
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 1
  • Area of expertise: Seismology
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo: How come the TV in the lounge in Dorm 203B doesn’t work when it is clearly the best TV on base?

Tarun

  • Hometown: Dehli, India
  • Current institution: Penn State University
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 0
  • Area of expertise: Active seismology
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo: How come Weather Condition 3 is so wide-ranging? It can be sunny and 30F or 10F and snowing with little visibility. Can we have Condition 4 just so we know it’s perfect weather?

Angie

  • Hometown: Ravensdale, Washington
  • Current institution: Central Washington University
  • Number of prior Antarctic field seasons: 0
  • Area of expertise: Being an undergraduate
  • Biggest nagging question about life at McMurdo: Why are there no spoons next to the Frosty Boy (AKA frozen yogurt) machine in the galley? Are we supposed to walk all the way over to the silverware table?!
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