“An enormous drill crushes its way through a meter of ice covering Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. It’s the deepest lake on earth and alone contains 20% of the world’s liquid fresh water.”
With these words, spoken over the sounds of the drill itself boring into the ice, BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth begins a thirty minute program that details the work of our friends across the pond as they conduct their winter field work at Lake Baikal. I mentioned their work in a previous post, and now you can hear all about it in much more detail (or read about it on their blog).
The radio program covers the team’s research goals, sampling methods, and living conditions at the lake, as well as information about Lake Baikal itself and its environmental influences. It is well worth a listen, and it’s currently available here.