Looking back, three days later and home in rainy Cologne, it's amazing all the data we collected: passive seismic, P-wave tomography, S-wave tomography, active seismic (in place until next spring), gravity, and differential GPS locations for almost everything. Hector, our doctoral student also did some structural geology measurements.
It's been a field campaign of varying length. A couple of us had been there for four weeks at that time, others three weeks. I think I could have handled another week, but then would have come to the end of my endurance. Once you're over fifty, you really feel it in your bones when you're measuring in 35oC for eight hours a day. I wouldn't have been able to stand it if it weren't for my lovely and capable measuring partner, Jana (featured below).
|A girl and her differential GPS. It's not easy looking good in the field, but Jana managed it every day.|
A pictorial journal shows the highlights of our Odyssey along our appropriately-named project HERACLES.
|The van with its Uni Cologne logo - driven from Cologne to Tiryns and back again.|
|A panoramic view of Tiryns castle from the east|
|West view of the castle from the aptly named Mosquito Alley. A mini seismometer array lurks in the foreground|
Science in Action! Here's the newly designed shear wave source being applied to a refraction line on Mosquito Alley.
|Our hotel pool at Anthemion House and a view to Napflion and the hills beyond. Unfortunately, we could not enjoy the pool as much as we would have liked due to just being too darn tired at the end of the day.|
|Dida, the dig Hund helping Gregor analyze the day's data.|