Iceland Adventures

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 her cirques. We hiked 240 meters straight up the mountain from sea level to get there!

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!

Me (Rachael) standing in one of my cirques. It was very rainy

I (Rachael) am standing in one of my cirques. It was very rainy

Our home for the week!

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 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

Heather and I in front of some icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

There are wayyy more sheep than people in Iceland.

There are wayyy more sheep than people in Iceland.

The whole research team chilling with some trolls in Akureyri

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!

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