Fraser

The last hurrah
The last hurrah

All of our sampling finally behind us, our expedition draws to a close. Yesterday was in some ways the simplest day, and in others the most ambitious.…


Training Days
Training Days

An important aspect of the Global Rivers Project is acquiring a time series. For weekly samples from the Fraser Basin, we are indebted to our colleagues at the University of Fraser Valley --- Steven M…


It's not easy being ionic
It’s not easy being ionic

The follow-up to yesterday’s exciting tale of organic chemicals features our inorganic measurements!…


Looking beyond particles, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dissolved phase
Looking beyond particles, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dissolved phase

We decided the time has come to describe some of the other samples we’re collecting and what they add to the global rivers project.…


Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Edelweiss, Edelweiss

Today we sampled the Chilcotin River, a tributary flowing through the dry belt between the Coast Range and Cariboo/Rocky Mountains. This truly unique corner of B.C. features bunchgrass, bighorn sheep,…


A Homemade Laboratory
A Homemade Laboratory

Each evening we transform a hotel room into a laboratory.…


Tributaries take center stage
Tributaries take center stage

Halfway through the journey through the Rocky Mountain Trench, our surroundings quickly changed from rugged foothills to rolling plains.…


To the source
To the source

After taking advantage of the last remnants of daylight yesterday to collect water from the Robson River for filtration back in Valemount, today the sampling began in earnest. …


Headwaters Ahoy!
Headwaters Ahoy!

The 13 boxes of shipped equipment arrived at the University of the Fraser Valley only hours before us. To fit everything into our rental car, we had to jettison a few items (including the 3rd row of s…


The Adventure Begins

This project is part of the National Science Foundation’s Emerging Topics in Biogeochemical Cycles initiative and aims to quantify the flux, age, and composition of terrestrial organic carbon transp…