Source: LBNL TABL and Susan Hubbard
As part of the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE), several LBNL-ESD researchers led by ESD Director Susan Hubbard,
have joined other National Laboratory scientists as part of a team
engaged in highly diverse data collecting activities in the Arctic.
These activities include laying out cables and inserting electrodes into
the ground, walking (or pulling by snowmobile) an electromagnetic
sensor back and forth across the plot, collecting ground-penetrating
radar data, and even flying cameras on kites (to relate all the other
measurements—that take place on a transect—to the wider tundra region).
Below is a short slideshow of the team collecting data during a trip in July 2013:
These NGEE activities, conducted at the Barrow (Alaska) Environmental
Observatory, 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle, are all part of the
effort to gain an advanced understanding, and modeling, of integrated
ecosystem processes within the Arctic.
ESD participants in NGEE in addition to Hubbard (who leads the site
characterization effort) are as follows: Margaret Torn (Integrated
Model Data lead), Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Gautam Bisht, Eoin Brodie, Romy
Chakraborty, Mark Conrad, J. Bryan Curtis, Baptiste Dafflon, Dipankar
Deivedi, Shan Dou, Barry Freifeld, Bardan Ghimire, Melanie Hahn, Janet
Jansson, Tim Kneafsey, Charlie Koven, Seiji Nakagawa, Peter Nico, John
Peterson, Rachel Porras, Bill Riley, Julia Siegrist, Lydia Smith,
Jinyun Tang, Neslihan Tas, Craig Ulrich, Haruko Wainright, Ken
Williams, Yuxin Xu, and Naama Yaseef.
To get an even closer look at the NGEE project from the photos and
impressions of the team members, visit the NGEE blog »