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Snapshots

  1. Taking Note

    Snapshot Title: Taking Note
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Write in the Rain notebooks come in handy when recording important data in snowy conditions. This holds the field data from the day.



  2. Powering up

    Snapshot Title: Powering up
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    All sampling would grind to a halt without the help of the engine that powers the drill (not visible). Researchers must attach the drill to this engine in the field as well as do any maintenance they ...



  3. Safety first

    Snapshot Title: Safety first
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    You don't have much time to swim if you fall in frozen water, so life vests will help keep us afloat and easier to rescue if the need arises.



  4. Toboggan

    Snapshot Title: Toboggan
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Carrying all this gear to the field can be a real drag, but that's made a lot easier with the help of trusty toboggans.



  5. For the EPA

    Snapshot Title: For the EPA
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    This little red cooler houses samples collected for their purposes. The EPA is looking for any presence of pharmaceuticals in the water supply.



  6. Keeping it cool

    Snapshot Title: Keeping it cool
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    We need help lugging back all those samples, plus we want to keep them safe. Large coolers contain the bottles of precious cargo.



  7. Keeping it clean

    Snapshot Title: Keeping it clean
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Researchers must be careful not to contaminate water samples with anything that could be found on the skin, such as bacteria, lotions, even soap residue. This will help ensure the samples are usable.



  8. Testing the Water

    Snapshot Title: Testing the Water
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Researchers crowd around a sampling hole while gathering water quality data. Attached to the cord going into the hole is a device that relays back to a handheld computer information such as temperatur...



  9. Snowshoes

    Snapshot Title: Snowshoes
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Sometimes there can be a foot or more of snow atop the ice, and tromping through that is no easy business. Snowshoes help ease the effort as researchers trek out to their sampling sites.



  10. Snowshoes

    Snapshot Title: Snowshoes
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Sometimes there can be a foot or more of snow atop the ice, and tromping through that is no easy business. Snowshoes help ease the effort as researchers trek out to their sampling sites.



  11. Sample Location

    Snapshot Title: Sample Location
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    It's tough to see, but the slight shadowing on the ground here represents the sampling location for gathering water. The other hole was used to simultaneously gather other real-time water quality info...



  12. Super-size it

    Snapshot Title: Super-size it
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    This PVC pipe fits together to form a super-sized version of a straw to that helps researchers gather water samples. Attached to this device is a rope and a tennis ball that can be dropped into place ...



  13. Rope Bag

    Snapshot Title: Rope Bag
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Rope bag to the rescue. Hopefully this never needs to be used, but if someone should ever fall through the ice, this bag filled with rope can be thrown to a person to help pull them out.



  14. Old navy

    Snapshot Title: Old navy
    Taken by: Toobatee

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Looking good.



  15. A Red Indian

    Snapshot Title: A Red Indian
    Taken by: Francisco de Paiva Cruz

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    !!!



  16. Off

    Snapshot Title: Off
    Taken by: cloth

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    thats not On



  17. Ladle

    Snapshot Title: Ladle
    Taken by: Morgan Heim

    Image: CIRES Science in Action: Testing the Waters
    Image Owner: Morgan Heim



    Description:

    Researchers use the ladle to clear a freshly drilled hole of floating snow and other bits of ice that could affect a sample.