First British meteorite expedition to Antarctica
A first British meteorite expedition to Antarctica to locate subsurface iron meteorites in 2019/20 is being planned.
The expedition of a University of Manchester multidisciplinary research team is operationally and logistically supported by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). A novel technology to locate the subsurface iron meteorites in unexplored regions of inland Antarctica will be developed with the financial support of a research grant provided by the Leverhulme Trust. The main expedition is planned for early 2020. Members of the team are Dr Geoffrey Evatt, University of Manchester; Dr Katherine Joy, University of Manchester; Professor Dave Abrahams, Cambridge University; and Professor Anthony Peyton, University of Manchester.
A potential hidden layer of meteorites below the ice surface of Antarctica
G. W. Evatt, M. J. Coughlan, K. H. Joy, A. R. D. Smedley, P. J. Connolly, I. D. Abrahams
Searching for a Hidden Population of Iron Meteorites Below the Antarctic Ice
W. J. Oldroyd, J. Radebaugh
48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2017), Abstract #2967
Dr Geoffrey Evatt from The University of Manchester explains the project in six videos.