LARISSA is a National Science Foundation funded initiative that will bring an international, interdisciplinary team together to address a significant regional problem with global change implications, the abrupt environmental change in Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf System.
(Domack, Leventer, Brachfeld, Ishman, Wellner, Balco)
(Scambos, Pettit, Truffer, Thompson & Mosley-Thompson, Gordon, Huber)
Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences and Andrew Christ '11, part of the LARISSA science team, and their counterparts from the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) are conducting research on the Korean Icebreaker Research Vessel ARAON. Christ '11 is submitting photos and blog entries, read more on www.hamilton.edu/antarctica.
Writer Douglas Fox, who accompanied the scientists on the two-month expedition in 2010, has published two articles highlighting the research performed on the RV Nathaniel B. Palmer. The December 2012 article Polar research: Trouble bares its claws that appears in the journal Nature focuses on the resarch of the LARISSA marine ecosystem team. In a July 2012 Scientific American article, Fox described the researchers’ efforts to determine how fast the continent is melting and what that might mean for sea-level rise.