As part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Long Term Ecological Research (MCM-LTER) project in Antarctica, a LiCl tracer was injected into Andersen Creek in the Lake Hoare basin on 17 December 2012. The purpose of this study was to determine the fate of stream water below lake ice. Injection began at 20:30 hours and continued for two hours. Water samples were collected at half-hour intervals from 5 stream sites and 15 ice boreholes over a 4 hour period beginning at the start of injection. Samples were analyzed for major cations and major anions using an ion chromotograph at McMurdo Station.
As part of the new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic aqueous geochemical sampling program has been undertaken. A series of terrestrial water samples have been collected and analyzed for major ion chemistry by ion chromatography. The concentrations of ions cover a wide range of total dissolved solids (TDS) from relatively pristine glacier ice to hypersaline lake waters.