VIDEO: Augering in the Chiang Mai floodplains

Yearly, undergraduate students enrolled in the Field Studies module are brought to Thailand to get hands-on experience of being a geographer. For a few days, I brought the students to a few of my fieldsites to show them how to auger and to talk about my PhD research, OSL dating, and taking field notes. We later brought the sediments back to the research station where I demonstrated grain size analysis using sieves and hydrometers.

Thanks to Kelman Chiang for this GoPro footage (ingeniously attached to the handle of the auger) .

I did a similar exercise the year before. Here is a drawing of that day by a student!