Field Work — Mississippi Delta field trip

Well it’s been a while since I got back from Louisiana and our trip along the Mississippi River and delta so I figured I’d better post something. It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for our summer campaign in China (international shipping of research equipment is an absolute nightmare I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemies) so I got nostalgic for our time on the delta. Below is one of my favorite pictures of the group, showing us all sunk into our knees in mud just after we tried catching methane bubbles in a bucket to light them on fire. The photo was taken down on the distributary channels of Cubit’s Gap, a diversion on the Mississippi delta that was blasted ~100 years ago.

The group on the Mississippi delta trip, taken down one of the distributary channels of Cubit's Gap.

The group on the Mississippi delta trip, taken down one of the distributary channels of Cubit’s Gap.

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