West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability:
Glacial Record from the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains in the Bottleneck
Hal Borns*, Aaron Putnam, UMaine
Robert Ackert, Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Harvard.
December 15, 2004 to February 15, 2005

*not in the field

Antarctic map with Bottleneck location Team 2, Aaron Putnam - UMaine, Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Harvard

The goal of this cooperative project is to document the former high stands and assess the stability of the West Antarctic ice sheet at the Ohio Range near the head of the Mercer Ice Stream. The field location is situated in the "Bottleneck", a unique, reatively narrow passage in the Tansantarctic Mouintains connecting the West and East Antarctic ice sheets. This research will involve geologic mapping of glacial deposits combined with comogenic surface exposure age dating.

Antarctic Mountains

January 26, 2005