Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Final Prep - 4 Hours To Go

​Image (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. "Setting Up Sidescan Sonar and Sub-Bottom Profiler." 
Shatt Al-Arab, near Al-Hartha, Basra, Iraq, May 2013.

Even when we head of to rather desolate stretches or parched lake beds and windblown silt, we often depend on boats to get there, or to carry instrumentation that allows us to peer far beneath, or far across, soil horizons, And when our work requires systematic survey of water bodies themselves, nothing is more reliable than a stout "Ashar" boat. Powered by a sturdy diesel tractor engine, an Ashar boat can "mow the lawn" back and forth; up and down, all day, day after day, for days on end. Mihaly Czako's generous contribution will cover analyses for the equivalent of a day's worth of water sampling,