The expedition objectives are to decipher how the Antarctic ice sheets behaved during their previous glacial expansion onto the continental shelf, the interplay between the outlets of the Western and Eastern ice sheets, and the dynamics and stability of ice sheet retreat during climate and ocean warming following the last glacial maximum. The Palmer sails from McMurdo Station, on Ross Island, Antarctica on January 23rd, for 40+ days of geophysical survey and sediment coring of the glaciated seafloor shaped by the past activity of the Antarctic ice sheets. Sarah Greenwood from IGV is participating in the expedition.

Read Sarahs blogg here