Snowpack sampling at the Col du Geant

Snowpack sampling at Col du Geant

Saturday October 9th Marco, Claudio and Luca went on the Col du Geant to sample the snowpack looking for volcanic deposits from the La Palma eruptions. Our researchers founded 30cm of fresh snow and below a thick layer of firn enriched of saharian mineral dust. After sampling, they returned home happy of the work done and of the amazing weather found. In the coming months, the samples will be processed in the EuroCold laboratory of the University of Milan Bicocca.