Featuring: Barrow, AK research mission & Clemson University events
Alaska photos are by Radford University/Jaslyn Gilbert unless otherwise noted.
Students drill into the ice in order to verify the accuracy of the indirect mapping of the subsurface of the ice using the OhmMapper and the GPR. Ross Robertson holding the drill bit, Nick Schrecongost in the blue parka observing, Abdullah Zulfiqar drilling, and Dr. Rhett Herman in the back, preparing to oversee the procedure.
Next to me to my right is the homemade microclimate sensor sled that Dr. Herman and I began building this summer first for the Arctic microclimate on the tundra. Dr. Herman with the help of some of my peers and I tweaked it for the ice. It’s how we tested for a difference in temperature from the surface of the ice to about 1.5 meters off. It also tracks surface and ambient temperature. Photo by Logan Fisher.
The OhmMapper. Nick Schrecongost holds the brain, where the data is recorded and marked. Dr. Herman is behind setting up the weight that keeps the receivers and transmitters on the ground in order to continually receive data. Abdullah Sulfiqar prepares the receivers as Hans Voll helps. I am kneeling to the right making sure the receivers are blinking in a sequence to ensure data is being taken.