Walks, Travels, etc...
Hiking, Skiing, etc...
C-150/M - N3045V
|WACAP -- Western Airborne Contaminants and Assessment Project -- 2007|
March 5th, 2007 -- The principle of this project is that as the snow falls it deposits a record of air quality. We simply? sample it, and send it off for analysis.
Above: Rebecca buries the coolers that hold the dry ice that will preserve the snow samples for shipping to the lab.
Above: Don Campbell sorts through gear to make sure everything is there for the sampling mission the next morning.
Above: The group heading up from Paradise. Glenn Kessler, Don Campbell, Rebecca Doyle, and Bill Baccus (left to right).
Above: Don, Bill, and Rebecca nearing Glacier Vista.
Above: Glenn carries the sled that will transport the heavy snow down to Paradise.
Above: Bill Baccus on the way up to our highest sampling site.
Above: USGS project leader, Don Campbell with Anvil Rock in the background.
Above: Probing for a sampling location neither too deep nor too shallow. Some pits are as deep as 6 meters (nearly 20 feet) or as shallow as a meter (3 feet).
Above: Recording site characteristics, stratigraphy, density, and temperature information.
Above: Taking temperature data.
Above: The support infrastructure - a warming hut, transport sled, supplies, and coffee!
Above: Weighing snow densities.
Above: Bagging the snow samples.
Above: Glenn Kessler is skiing the snow samples down ski patrol style.
Above: Glenn and Rebecca on their way down with the samples.
Above: Of course, there is time for a few turns on the way down.
Above: Norse ski god, Baccus, demonstrates a telemark turn near McClure Rock.
Here I am stalking the wild parkus biologowabus.