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Fieldwork in Iceland

Glaciovolcanologist, Dr. Benjamin Edwards in his (one of many) research field.

Glaciovolcanologist, Dr. Benjamin Edwards in his (one of many) research field.

Two weeks in Iceland, twenty-four hours of light, ridge hiking, grueling winds and rain, blizzard, sample and data collection. Funded ever so generously by Dickinson alumni Susan and John Pohl, the research trip helped me solidify plans for postgrad studies. 

Highlights

  • Supervisors: Dr. Benjamin Edwards and Dr. Kristin Strock from Dickinson College and Dr. Meagan Pollock from the College of Wooster

  • Research field for thesis work

  • Preparation for fieldwork by making high-resolution contour maps on ArcGIS

  • Used DroneDeploy to set drone paths for creating high-resolution DEMs

  • Sample Collection 

  • Mapping/GPS work at Undirhlíðar, Braeívikir ridge, Gígjökull and Steinholtsjökull

  • Limnology/Lake coring 

  • High-resolution photography of outcrops for use in photogrammetry