LARsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA)

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.

ROV RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer helicopter Larsen B ice shelf ship deck sampling seafloor map marine benthic ecosystems map
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Marine & Quaternary Geosciences

(Domack, Leventer, Brachfeld, Ishman, Wellner, Balco)

Cryosphere & Oceans

(Scambos, Pettit, Truffer, Thompson & Mosley-Thompson, Gordon, Huber)

Marine Ecosystems

(Vernet, VanDover, Smith, McCormick)

NSF Antarctic Program

Funded International Partners