Saturday, December 10, 2011

Munshiganj Musings

Our hired help doin' the heavy lifting...

Taking in the field site and measuring a few channels

Our experiments examine arsenic adsorption by sampling the wetting front as paddy fields are flooded, sampling the flow along irrigation channels, and sampling the flow of water through modified irrigation channels. Early on we realized that the very wet conditions were going to be a major obstacle to good research. Standing water will intermix with irrigation water and prevent us from taking accurate measurements. Additionally 20 cm of muck is challenge to equipment and sampling protocol.

At first rubber boots seemed like a good idea...

Then we realized... "When in Rome do as the Romans do"

Ahh that's much better :-)


  1. that looks so fun ethan! :) is it weird that i think walking barefoot in mud is fun?