After a short, chilly week in Iceland, the Principato lab has made it back to Gettysburg safe and sound. Here are a few pictures from our fieldwork!
Heather standing in one of the cirques in her research area. We hiked 240 meters straight up the mountain from sea level to get there!
I (Rachael) am standing in one of my cirques. It was very rainy
Our home for the week!
Heather and I standing by Sólheimajökull. This is one of the glaciers featured in “Chasing Ice” and has been melting at an alarming rate for the past few decades
Heather and I in front of some icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
There are wayyy more sheep than people in Iceland.
The whole research team chilling with some trolls in Akureyri
Despite all the rainy weather, we were successful in ground truthing our GIS analyses! Hopefully we will make it back again some day!