Field Course

A short field course will be held for the students participating in the International Carbon Conference, Reykjavík Iceland. The main emphasis will be on sampling of natural fluids.

The field course will take place on Tuesday the 11th of September. A detailed plan will be available in the weeks before the conference. The field course will take place in the vicinity of the geothermal area in Hellisheidi and a preliminary program for the course includes:

  1. Measurements of diffuse CO2 flux.
  2. Sampling of surface geothermal fluids including hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles.
  3. Sampling of high temperature (>200°C) geothermal well fluids consisting of steam and water.

The purpose and learning outcomes aim to provide insight and basic understanding in sampling low temperature, high temperature and surface geothermal well fluids.

Equipment list:

  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm clothes (preferably wool/fleece, no cotton or jeans)
  • Warm socks, hat, gloves
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Extra clothes for Icebreaker

Note: The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable and can be anything from 0 to 15°C. It is often windy and sometimes rainy. We will go sampling regardless of the weather. Remember that we are located 64°N. Be conservative when packing for the field course since space will be limited in the cars. Use a backpack - not a suitcase.