Kelly Jemison


Kelly Jemison (left) and Charlie King (right) stand at the base of Mt. Erebus, Antarctic (2006).

Kelly Jemison is an American academic geologist specializing in Antarctic diatoms. She studied at Florida State University. She has participated in the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) project.[1][2][3] In 2011, she was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal.[citation needed]




  • Bohaty, Steven M.; Kulhanek, Denise K.; Wise, Sherwood W.; Jemison, Kelly; Warny, Sophie; Sjunneskog, Charlotte (2011). Anderson, John B.; Wellner, Julia S. (eds.). Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula. American Geophysical Union. pp. 63–113. doi:10.1029/2010sp001049. ISBN 9781118667668.
  • "Biostratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Calvert Formation, Eastern Maryland". 2012.
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  • Kelly Jemison took part in the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geologic DRILLing) project as one of two undergraduate student from Florida State University . A project to find stratigraphic records using Cape Roberts Project. ANDRILL is a collaboration with Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to understand the frequency, size, and pace of interglacial and glacial changes in Antarctica.[4][5]
  • As a graduate student she studied microfossils at Florida State University.[6]


  • Geologist at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management since May 2011 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Education: Florida State University: Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2009-May 2011
  • Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility-Florida State University 2005-2007
  • Florida State University MS Geology and Earth Science 2003-2012


The Antarctica Service Medal; awarded by the United States Government. Aside from Kelly Jemison, only 11 others were awarded this honour since the award's conception in 1960 by the United States Congress[citation needed]. This distinction recognizes both military service personnel and civilians that served in Antarctica either for research or defence purposes benefitting the United States of America.[7]


  1. ^ "Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  2. ^ "Extraordinary Antarctic Ice Core Will Help Scientists Study Global Warming". ScienceDaily. 2007-04-26.
  3. ^ "FSU draws international scientists to discuss global warming impact on Antarctic ice - Florida State University News". Florida State University News. 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  4. ^ "About | ANDRILL". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  5. ^ "Extraordinary Antarctic Ice Core Will Help Scientists Study Global Warming". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  6. ^ Millen, Hana Terese (2012). "Biostratigraphy and Comparison of Paleocene to Lower Eocene Calcareous Nannofossils from Broken Ridge and Ninety-East Ridge". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "The USAP Portal: Science and Support in Antarctica - Antarctica Service Medals and Certificates". Retrieved 2019-02-07.

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