Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thuesday will be the day I head due South to France. Starting October 1st I will be doing a little bit of mapping, measuring sections and taking plenty of samples for my Diplom thesis. The long-term weather forecasts look promising and with some luck I will be enjoying two weeks of perfect outdoor weather in the Alsatian Jura in the eastern-most part of France. I will be delving into the realm of shallow-marine carbonates, in particular oolites and oncolites. Internet access will be severely limited, in contrast to the last time I was on fieldwork. There should be enough material to make a few nice posts about fieldwork, carbonate sedimentology or karstification, I hope. It will be quiet here till mid-October.