United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

James Karner

Associate Professor
University of Utah
Geology and Geophysics
Research Interests
Jim Karner is a geologist with expertise in the mineralogy and petrology of planetary materials. His work as Co-PI with the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program includes organizing, facilitating and leading the yearly expedition to Antarctica to recover meteorites from blue-ice stranding surfaces. The Co-PI also continually works with the meteorite curators at NASA JSC and the Smithsonian to provide information relevant to recoveries, and general consultation about the allocation of ANSMET meteorites to the world-wide planetary science community for study.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Field camp - fixed wing access
Research Keywords
Antarctica, blue ice areas, meteorites, planetary materials
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Earth Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Geosciences Group