Julia and I just got back from our first field stint! We spent the past three days at camp with Jess and Zach.
We’ve been hard at work measuring soil temperature and carbon dioxide levels (among other things) at six different sites between Kangerlussuaq and Russell Glacier. At each site, we had between 12-18 specific points that Julia visits every year to gather data.
Most times, we were lucky, and the landscape didn’t change much from the previous year – last year’s collar markings would be still on the ground!
Some times, they were trickier to find and we needed to use a GPS to track them all down.
These days, it seems as though all I can see are those round markings. My eyes begin to scan for them almost by reflex, and I see them everywhere we walk and hike. Those blue collars are following me!
We’ve spent the day at KISS (Kangerlussuaq International Science Support), where we’ve stocked up on more food and uploaded our data. Tonight, we’ll be heading out for another six days on the field, doing some moisture experiments.
Bring on the collars!