So fieldwork prevented me from posting last week, so I'm doing two weeks in one.
I just got back from the field. Here's a little of what it was like:
Building solar panel frames. We precut and drilled holes in the wood before we got to sites so it was pretty quick assembly onsight, just put a few bolts and screws in and it was ready to go.
Leveling an instrument.
Connecting wires and avoiding blackflies. By the end of the trip I got pretty good at putting deet everywhere and covering up too to stay away from the nasty little buggers.
Carrying a solar panel. It was much easier to asseble the frames on a road and then carry the into the site.
It was blueberry season. Lots of sites were full of them. We filled this bucket many times.
We saw some beautiful sunsets...
and some awesome wildlife.
And ended with a lot of beautiful stations.
The work was a lot of fun and it was great to travel around. I learned a ton. But now I'm back to my research and I still have a lot more I'd like to get done. I only have about two weeks until I wrap up the internship. Right now I'm trying trying to debug a code that hopefully could provide a lot of interesting analysis. The debugging is not going super well though. There is a problem somewhere, and I have yet to isolate it. But that's alright! It's an adventure.
I also have one more code I'd like to write, but I'm still waiting on some data for it, so hopefully I can get all that figured out in time. Then I also have to start preparing for making my AGU poster. I have a feeling that all this isn't gonna happen in the next two weeks, so I might have a lot to do during school.
but you have to if you can
grow a gross field beard
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