Monday, 16 November 2015

The survey of Lake Kawaguchi is already done !

We finished the coring in Lake Kawaguchi, it was a real success!  Lake Kawaguchi is a shallow lake with a maximum depth of 12 m. It is characterized by three sub-basins – Western, central and East basins. We investigated two sites, one in the western basin and one in the central basin.

In the Western basin, we cored until 5 m depth. We could not go deeper as we expected according to the seismic profile. The coring system was blocked in a massive mass transport deposit. In the central basin, we went until 8 m deep. Most of the long cores were duplicated for the Japanese team. The cores that could not be duplicate were split at Mount Fuji Research Institute. 

Because "a picture is worth a thousand words",  so here are the pictures of Kawaguchi-ko survey !

A small part of our equipment
Mounting the platform under the rain
Almost lost in the fog
View of Mount Fuji from Kawaguchi-ko 
A short break before taking the last core of the day

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