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A joint Brazilian-Chilean-USA expedition at Detroit Plateau Antarctic Peninsula
Glaciological and Atmospheric Studies

This field work is part of CASA

English
Climate of the Antarctic and South America (CASA): Joint Brazilian-Chilean-US ice core drilling on the Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula

Español
Clima de Antártica y Sud-América (CASA) Extracción conjunta Brasil-Chile-Estados Unidos de testigo de hielo en el Plateau Detroit, Península Antártica.

Portuguese
Clima Antártico e Sul-Americano (CASA) Operação conjunta Brasil-Chile-EUA para testemunhagem do gelo no Platô Detroit, Península Antártica

Institutions

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil
Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Centro de Estudios del Cuaternario Fuego-Patagonia Antarctica (CEQUA)
Instituto Nacaional Antártico Chileno, Punta Arenas, Chile (INACH)
Universidad de Magallanes (UMAG), Punta Arenas, Chile
Jefferson Simoes Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
Observat├│rio Nacional (ON), Rio de Janeiro Brazil
University of Maine (UM), Orono, USA

Research Group

Professor Jefferson Cardia Simões (UFRGS),
  07/08 Joint Expedition leader
Dr. Alexandre Santos de Alencar (UERJ)
Dr. Andrei Kurbatov (UM)
Dr. Jandyr de Menezes Travassos (ON)
Dr. Jorge Arigony Neto (UFRGS)
Dr. Jorge Elias Musa Carballo (ON)
Dr. Ricardo Jaña (INACH)(CEQUA
Francisco Eliseu Aquino (UFRGS)
Luiz Fernando Magalhães Reis (UFRGS)
Marcelo Arrevalo (UMAG)
Heber Passos (INPE)

7 November, 2007 to 14 December, 2007

antarctic peninsula

Camp location

Plateau Detroit, Antarctic Peninsula, aproximately at 2.000 m above sea level
at 64°05’S, 59°36°W.

Main field activities

  • Firn and ice coring (to obtain up to 100 m deep ice cores) at the site
  • Ultraclean snow trenches sampling
  • Remote sensing (radar) ground truth fieldwork
  • GPR survey at the ice core site
  • Automatic weather station (AWS) will be place at the site
  • Air sampling at the surface

CASA participates in the following IPY activities:

Antarctic Surface Accumulation and Ice Discharge (ASAID)

APICS: Antarctic Peninsula Ice and Climate System

APICS: Antarctic Peninsula Ice and Climate System

 

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