field work adventure in Devon Island

May 24, 2018

 

Prof. Mark Jellinek and PhD Candidate Anna Grau setting up their home basecamp for a three week field work adventure in Devon Island, high Arctic, studying the nature and morphology of ice sheet drainage conduits incised into the ground. The two bigger domes in the right side were our dining/research area and kitchen, separated a hundred meters from the sleeping area, which was also surrounded by a bear fence. The Haughton river valley cuts through the Haughton crater rim and ejecta deposits (the light grey domes to the left), and provided water for our camp. Photo credit: M. Jellinek