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Logistics and Methods
Fieldwork in rather far away places involved a great deal of planning, teamwork, flexibility, and (some) luck to have everything fall into place. Here we give a series of so-called “Standard Operating Procedures” or SOPs that we developed in preparation for the expeditions. Some of these really are procedures we tried to follow, while others are just lists of things to take and do. Not all of our activities are covered; the lists given pertain mostly to expedition planning and the water-quality sampling. We offer them here in hopes that they might be useful to others.
First -- a few photos of our preparations and travels to the field staging area to finally get everything loaded into the jeeps and underway:
The Soyombo symbol
Find out more about the "soyombo" symbol, the national symbol of Mongolia.