Recent discovery of possible new type of sinkhole on the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia.
Dr. Sergey Marchenko of the GI Permafrost Lab field research visit to the Tibet Plateau, and Lanzhou city, Gansu Province, China. Working for ten days at of 4,500-4,800 m asl was a challenging experience.
On this trip we drove from Fairbanks to Dawson City. Then we caught a charter flight on a Twin Otter to Inuvik, NWT Canada. Then on to Mould Bay on Prince Patrick Island and a couple of attempts at getting into Isachsen on Ellef Ringnes Island. We never made it into Isachsen because of the fog. Then on to Green Cabin on Banks Island.
This album contains images from Guido's expedition to the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in June 2008. We worked in the Cape Espenberg lowland around the Kitluk river mouth, based out of a nice little camp. Together with four colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Germany, and one from the Senckenberg Institute Weimar we sampled permafrost sediments and ground ice in coastal exposures, surveyed recent plant communities and ostracod fauna, and did geophysical surveys of permafrost sediments. The fieldwork was funded by NSF, NASA and the Alfred Wegener Institute.