A highly complex process:
1) hold fart between thumb and forefinger.
2) with the thumb and forefinger of the hand separate the fibers of the fart*.
3) Repeat this process for a number of farts acquired at each field location.
4) combine and thoroughly mix fibers from all farts.
5) sub-sample 5g of fart fibers and place in glass beaker
6) add 100ml of deionised water and mix thoroughly for two minutes and leave for one hour
7) filter fart mixture through Whatman 42 filter paper (this may take some time)
8) the acquired solution can now be subjected to rigorous chemical analysis (such as nitrate, phosphate, conductivity, pH) using standard laboratory methods.
* If the fart is particularly sandy use the Patmore (2010) Peel Method.
Results to follow...bet you can't wait!
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
A 2:2 for these two as they made the school girl error of forgetting their red umbrellas. Notice, however, their sensible adoption of the precautionary principle resulting in the wearing of life jackets and waders at all times.
...however, this student appears to have missed the point: it wasn't raining, and she is hiding under trees anyway.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
This is what I meant to say in my first post but it took a day for three PhDs to set this blog up...
I never signed up for this!
After arriving in the pouring rain and safely escourting 43 students to the hotel, I had a practice driving on the right hand side of the road for the very first time. I stalled twice, and emitted black smoke, but managed to reach the sites I will be taking the students: a beautiful beach, a canal, and a wetland area full of mosquitoes. After dinner, I began my first lesson in GIS, which was all about maps and putting data on maps, and it was difficult, but I remember how to make the map pink.