Subglacial Access Working Group

The Subglacial Access Working Group (SAWG) represents the broad range of scientists interested in gaining data from beneath glaciers and ice sheets. The breadth of fields includes (but is not limited to) basement and bedrock geology, Cenozoic sedimentary basins, till, heat flow, exposure dating, stream hydrology (englacial, subglacial), geochemistry, limnology, oceanography, microbiology, etc. The SAWG is one of the three standing working groups of the Science Advisory Board.

SAWG Members

  • Jill Mikucki (University of Tennessee Knoxville; SAWG co-Chair)
  • Slawek Tulaczyk (University of California, Santa Cruz; SAWG co-Chair)
  • Brent Christner (LSU/FSU)
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Jason Gulley (Michigan Technological University)
  • John Stone (University of Washington)
  • Ross Powell (Northern Illinois University)
  • John Goodge (University of Minnesota Duluth)
  • Martin Truffer (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
  • Helen Fricker (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
  • Joel Harper (University of Montana)
  • Ryan Bay (University of California, Berkeley
  • Donald Blankenship (University of Texas)
  • David Holland (New York University)

SAWG Documents

Citation Year
Allie Balter, Lucas H Beem, John W Goodge, Sean Gulick, Chloe Gustafson, David Harwood, Jennifer Lamp, Amy Leventer, Amelia Schevenell, Matthew R Siegfried, Perry Spector, John Stone, Slawek Tulaczyk, Sophie Warny, Paul Winberry, Dale Winebrenner, Duncan Young (2019) Assessment of East Antarctic Ice Sheet sensitivity to warming and its potential for contributions to sea level rise. Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, March 29-30, 2019, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-18. 2019
Kristin Poinar, Jennifer Lamp, Allie Balter, Perry Spector, Dale Winebrenner, Slawek Tulaczyk (2019) Subglacial Access Working Group (SAWG): Access Drilling Priorities in Greenland. Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, March 29-30, 2019, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-7. 2019
Perry Spector, John Stone, Nathaniel Lifton, Robert Ackert, Brent Goehring, Greg Balco, Bill McIntosh, Seth Campbell, Matt Zimmerer, Trista J Vick-Majors, Dale Winebrenner (2019) Drilling priorities to determine the past extent of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, March 29-30, 2019, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-10. 2019
Trista J Vick-Majors, Molly O Patterson, Britney Schmidt, Keith Makinson, Tilak Hewagama, Jill Mikucki, David Harwood, Dale Winebrenner, Matthew R Siegfried, Alexander B Michaud, Slawek Tulaczyk (2019) Subglacial Access Working Group: Access Drilling Priorities in the Ross Ice Shelf Region. Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, March 29-30, 2019, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-8. 2019
Robert Ackert, John W Goodge, Nathaniel Lifton, Ross D Powell, Perry Spector, John Stone, Duncan Young (2016) Subglacial Access Working Group - Access Drilling Priorities in the Antarctic Continental Interior. Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, May 22-23, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-6. 2016
Mary R Albert, Jill Mikucki, John W Goodge, Ross D Powell (2016) Subglacial Access Working Group 2016 Science Planning Workhop - Final Agenda and Participant List. Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, May 22-23, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-4. 2016
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Knut Christianson, Kenneth D Mankoff, Jill Mikucki, Britney Schmidt, Matthew R Siegfried, Slawek Tulaczyk, Patricia Yaeger, Julia Wellner (2016) Subglacial Access Working Group - Access Drilling Priorities in Ice Shelves and Ice Streams - Thwaites Glacier Region. Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, May 22-23, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-3. 2016
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Knut Christianson, Meg Daly, Mike Dinniman, Patrik R Kaufmann, John Klink, Alison Murray, Molly O Patterson, Ross D Powell, Frank R Rack, Britney Schmidt, Jenny Suckale, Slawek Tulaczyk, Jake Walter, Julia Wellner (2016) Subglacial Access Working Group - Access Drilling Priorities in the Ross Sea Sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, May 22-23, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-6. 2016
Matthew Charrette, Brent C Christner, Berry Lyons, Kenneth D Mankoff, Jill Mikucki, Ross D Powell, William C Stone, Mark L Skidmore, Slawek Tulaczyk, Dale Winebrenner (2016) Subglacial Access Working Group - Access Drilling Priorities in Subglacial Aquatic Environments. Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop, May 22-23, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-5. 2016
John C Priscu, Amanda M Achberger, Joel E Cahoon, Brent C Christner, Robert L Edwards, Warren L Jones, Alexander B Michaud, Matthew R Siegfried, Mark L Skidmore, Robert H Spigel, Gregg W Switzer, Slawek Tulaczyk, Trista J Vick-Majors (2013) A microbiologically clean strategy for access to the Whillans Ice Stream subglacial environment. Antarctic Science, 25, (2), 637-647. doi: 10.1017/S0954102013000035. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102013000035 2013
WISSARD GBASE (C-523) (2012) WISSARD Biological Clean Access Testing: Phase II, WIS-Spot test site, Ross Ice Shelf, 17-18 December 2012. Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling, 1-5. 2012
Vladimir Aizen, Christine Foreman, Andrei Kurbatov, Erich Osterberg, Eric J Steig (2011) 10 year plan for Shallow Coring Capabilities (1-400 m deep). 2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop, April 15-16, 2011, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-5. 2011
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Sarah Das, Mark Behn, Frank R Rack, Donald E Voigt (2011) Science Requirements for a Hot Water Drill. 2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop, April 15-16, 2011, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-2. 2011
John W Goodge, Jeffrey P Severinghaus, Ryan Bay, Gary D Clow, Howard Conway, Robert Hawley, Erin Pettit, Ross D Powell, Eric J Steig (2011) RAID: RAPID ACCESS ICE DRILLING . 2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop, April 15-16, 2011, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-3. 2011
Jill Mikucki, Ross D Powell, Slawek Tulaczyk (2011) Subglacial Aquatic Environments Access Drilling. 2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop, April 15-16, 2011, Herndon, Virginia, USA, 1-7. 2011
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (2011) SCAR's Code of Conduct for the Exploration and Research of Subglacial Aquatic Environments. ATCM XXXIV and CEP XIV 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IP 33, 1-5. 2011
National Research Council (2007) Exploration of Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments: Environmental and Scientific Stewardship. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1-162. doi: 10.17226/11886. https://doi.org/10.17226/11886 2007