In the summer of 2011 I had the pleasure of working in Puerto Rico as a field research assistant with the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania. When we were not battling iguanas, humidity and floods, we had the chance to visit some cool sites including El Yunque National Forest, Arecibo Radio Telescope and the Rio Camuy Caves.
What kind of research were we doing? We were working in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory participating in Interdisciplinary research to understand physical, chemical and biological controls on landscape dynamics, and in particular how lithology influences all of these processes. More specifically we were looking at the mechanics of sediment transport resulting from extreme precipitation events, and controls of lithology on sediment mobility over short and long timescales.
To learn more about the Jerolmack Lab and their research visit: sas.upenn.edu/earth/dougj_r.html
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Music by El Guincho - "Ghetto Facil"