mpollock July 1st, 2011
HAFNARFJORDUR, ICELAND: Guest Blogger: Lindsey Bowman
Today Travis, Dr. Pollock and I started our field work in Undirhlíðar Quarry. It was cold, windy and rainy- perfect for our new rain gear!
We started mapping the quarry walls in detail where Becky Alcorn ’11 left off, and made it along the East wall in about six hours. We observed some gorgeous pillow lavas, the most abundant formation in the quarry.
Undirhlíðar is much larger than I had originally imagined it (certainly a grander scale than Estonian quarries). Here’s a great picture taken by Travis:
To brighten up this post, I’d like to nod to the colorful and abundant flora of Iceland. Barren? I think not.
The only fauna that we’ve seen besides seagulls are these unfortunate fish- species unknown.
Finally, below is a video taken by Travis today to give you an idea of Undirhlíðar in 3D-
Tomorrow we head to Vatnsskarth to continue our field work!