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ITALIAN ANTARCTIC NATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM P.N.R.A. PERMAFROST AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ANTARCTICA P.I. Prof. Mauro Guglielmin Insubria University - Varese, Italy. Permafrost and active layer Monitoring
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PERMAFROST AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ANTARCTICA
P.I. Prof. Mauro Guglielmin
Insubria University - Varese, Italy
Permafrost station and Calm Grid
Oasi (Victoria Land)
new borehole (30.3 m)
The drilling facilities include two equipment for:
Future IPY planned Permafrost and active layer monitoring stations
In red the stations planned for the future. P.I. = 1 Guglielmin M.; 2 = Guglielmin M., Worland R (BAS); 3 = Guglielmin M., Balks M., Aislabie J. ; 4 = Guglielmin M., Strelin J. (DNA); 5 = Guglielmin M., Strelin J., Sone T. Mori J.; C: Continous monitoring; R: manual monitoring; * Calm Grid (100X100 m); ** Calm Grid (40x40m)
Permafrost study includes geophysical investigations (electrical surveys, ground probing radar) and coring of frozen sediments.
Laboratory activities: chemical, isotopical, cristallographical, batteriological analyses of soil and ground ice.
These tasks operating trough the cooperation also with other italian and foregneir researchers.
Sampling Frost blisters
Main goals of these activities are:
Characterization of ground ice in different geomorphological features (rock glacier, debris covered glacier)
Study of permafrost hydrology (ice blisters; talik)
Analyses of permafrost ground ecosystem (yeasts, bacteria, fungi).
Detection of subsea permafrost
Tethys Bay (MZS): subsea permafrost found on the sea floor
Megan Balks shows the longest permafrost core collected at Bull Pass
P.I. Prof.RaffiRossana,Sega Simone
Department of Earth Science – “La Sapienza” University – Roma, Italy
Stenni Barbara, Flora Onelio, Genoni Laura
Department of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences - University of
From Cape HallettPeninsulatoRicker Hills
From Ross SeaCoasttoHelliwell Hills (Rennick Glacier)
74° 30’ 13’’ S
163° 50’ 10’’ E
874 m a. s. l.
72° 23’ 07’’ S
163° 10’ 49’’ E
1269 m a. s. l.
74° 12’ 27’’ S
164° 50’ 01’’ E
11 m a. s. l.
CH Cape Hallett, RR Redcastle Ridge, CC Crater Cirque, CK Cape King, AI Apostrophe Island, CP Cape Phillips, EP Edmonson Point, CW Cape Washington, GO Gondwana, MK Mount Keinath, BC Boulderclay, II Inexpressible Island, CS Cape Sastrugi, SC Simpson Crags, TF Tarn Flat, LI Lamplugh Island, PI Prior Island, SN Starr Nunatak, CR Cape Ross, GI Gregory Island, KP Kar Plateau, FP Finger Point, DI Dunlop Island, MP Marble Point, FL Fryxell Lake