Fieldwork

A large part of my PhD has been fieldwork based – collecting a mixture of sediment grain size measurements, detrital cosmogenic radionuclide samples and suspended sediment samples.

Following the Gorkha earthquake (April 2015) in Nepal, I have also been involved in research considering the sedimentary response to earthquake induced landsliding. In July 2015 I returned to Nepal with a group from GFZ (Potsdam) working along the Bhote Koshi, Narayani and Sun Koshi rivers. The focus of this trip was to train me in using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) which GFZ had used previously along these rivers (pre-earthquake).

During the last few months, I have also been involved in fieldwork in western Nepal along the Karnali River as part of an EPSRC/NERC GCRF sponsored project (see my blog post for more information on this!). During October/November 2016, I was responsible for organising ADCP, RTK-GPS and drone surveys in the region.

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Drawing a crowd whilst ADCP surveying on the Narayani River

 

 

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