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For #FieldworkFriday I'm having a little #FieldworkFOMO, so here's a field tidbit from a few years back on Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) involving a polar bear 🐻‍❄️and creative shelter problem solving ⛺️ (1/n) Photo of my field partner a...
It was day 4 of 21 days out in a remote part of Baffin Island, and things were going well--mostly good weather and productive science-ing. We woke up early to collect repeat water isotope samples from a pond near camp before planning to move camp up valley to another lake. (2/n)
Walking back to camp after being out for a couple of hours, something looked amiss. Our bright red tent was no longer upright. Adrenaline kicked in as we realized the most likely cause: a polar bear. We scanned the landscape and loaded a noise-maker into our shotgun. (3/n)
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Office with a view, or: Yet another day at the #excavation.

Some illustrated "Tale from a Tell" for this #FieldworkFriday. 1/

(Long version here:…) Drawing of an excavation ov...
4.30 o'clock. Ante meridiem. It's still dark outside, the dim light barely enough to distinguish a black thread from a white one: The muezzin just called the faithful to prayer and, probably unintentionally, the archaeologists to finally get up as well.

2/ Drawing of a minaret in fro...
Breakfast at such an early hour basically consists of not more than some strong tea, a slice of soft white flatbread (which will be rather dry within the hour), and a handful of olives ...

3/ Drawing of a little bowl fu...
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#FieldworkFriday features Taylorann Smith, who studies the physical enviro of Kelp Forests. Her research focuses on how attenuated flow can affect transport & cause microplastic accumulation in these ecosystems. Her research interests were inspired by an @EVNautilus internship...
Smith was an Ocean Science intern on the E/V Nautilus in Fall 2019. She was responsible for watching live deep sea footage, documenting discoveries, processing collected samples, and typing up reports of the 30+ hour ROV dives. Smith talks about her experience aboard... #MBGSA
"I felt a lot like the sponges we (Smith & the ROV Crew) were studying, absorbing info from some of the worlds most incredible & kind scientists!" Her time aboard lead her to contemplate what she wanted to research at @csunorthridge with her adviser @kj_nickols .... #scicomm
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We're doing #7DaysOfFieldWork? You already know I'm in!

For day one, here's me on the @JuneauIcefield in 2017. Cross-country skiing is one of the more efficient methods of glacier locomotion, and sleds are a great way to transport seismometers for deployment and pickup! Me cross-country skiing acr...
@JuneauIcefield Day two of #7DaysOfFieldWork!

Here's a tiny moulin on Taku glacier. Moulins are vertical shafts in glaciers that can fill with water and drain into a glacier's internal hydrology. We skied by this one several times over a week last summer; the water level changed each time! Lens-shaped chasm in the ic...
@JuneauIcefield Let's talk safety for #7DaysOfFieldWork day three!

There are hazards on a glacier, so it's important to be prepared. In crevassed areas, we rope together with climbing harnesses so the team can help in case of a fall. Check out the fashionable helmets, sunglasses, & axes, too! Me and two other people, we...
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Let's keep the focus on @Arctic and #Permafrost w/ a #FieldWorkFriday photo extravaganza! Use this thread to highlight a favourite image. @uspermafrost @ipapermafrost @PYRN_official @cpa_acp @tephrafan @thermokarst @DavidOlefeldt @tedschuur @utmpaleolab @ale_uvic @CarolynG_22 Image
First up are photos from Miriam Jones @USGS. She has had to develop new coring techniques because of the inundation caused by abrupt thaw. Check out the giant peat popsicle - a great record that we can use to reconstruct past vegetation and carbon storage in the ecosystem. ImageImage
#Permafrost field work often happens end of summer or fall when active layer is at its maximum depth. This allows us to really target the permafrost rather than the stuff at the surface that freezes/thaws. But sometimes we misjudge the weather! Here I am w/ frost probe in hand! Image
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#Fieldwork Friday! Went out with ugrad to scout potential blue spotted #salamander habitat.

Ponds are thawing, but still a good bit of ice & snow in central MN. ImageImageImage
No #frogs calling yet, and much of ground still frozen. But it feels close! #Arthropods like beetles & spiders are out and about. And saw my first live & dead Ring-necked pheasants!

Guessing this one was farmed? Image
@FieldEcology - maybe calling & activity by next week? Listened hard but no chorus or wood frogs, or peepers at these ponds or those we passed while driving.

Our plan is to keep having #FieldworkFriday , will keep you posted!

(I may be sneaking out more frequently, too🙃)
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