Monthly Archives: March 2013

Winter Transect Sampling

Past two days were mostly devoted to drilling and sampling along three 500m transects with four stations each.  Transects are 2km apart and vary in snow cover.  Two are in a relatively protected Bolshie Koty (BK) area, one starts at … Continue reading

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NSF winter team work at Bol’shie Koty in full swing

After spending our first two days setting up the newly renovated lab and recovering from jet lag we sprung into action, making a number of trips out to Station 1, processing water samples and setting up experiments in the lab. … Continue reading

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Winter team arrives in Bol’shie Koty

After a series of long and uneventful flights Paul and I arrived in Irkutsk, where we were met by our collaborators Sasha and Lena. After a few quick stops to purchase food and SIM cards for our phones and modems … Continue reading

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Getting ready for our own winter adventure!

Reading about the work of Anson Mackay and his collaborators on Lake Baikal has been making me excited to get started on our own winter work! In two days I will be flying to Moscow where I will meet with … Continue reading

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