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Jennifer R. Pournelle

Jennifer R. Pournelle

Columbia, South Carolina

University of South Carolina

Research Associate Professor

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Published on Apr 04, 2016

Basra Breeze

I'm happy to report that after a year hiatus due to the Da'esh shenanigans way up north, thanks to your early support, Water From Oil is back on track! I've just returned from a whirlwind tour in ...

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Published on May 08, 2014

Carolina Corps

Hareer, Basra, Iraq  2 May 2014Image courtesy U. Basra Dept. of Geology. Dept. Head Prof. Badir Albadran (L) and staff use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to pinpoint ground water level. Back in Mar...

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Published on May 05, 2014

Field of Dreams

Hareer, Iraq 2 May 2014Image (C) Badir N. Albadran. Reed Fields near Hareer, Iraq.Most of us would look at this emerald expanse, sigh, and think of the Low Country, or the Everglades, or the Bayous...

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Published on May 03, 2014

The Rooftops of Basra

Basra, Iraq 29 April - 1 MayImage (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. View of Shatt Al Arab from Shams Al Basra Hotel.Cor, what a sight. Our trip to the Majnoon Oilfield was cut short by a noon luncheon mee...

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Published on May 02, 2014

Water and Oil

Al-Qurna, Iraq, 28 April Images (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. "Pipes Bridge," Majnoon Oilfield.This 250-meter-wide canal was cut 25 years ago to drain marshes along the Iranian border. At that time, w...

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Published on May 01, 2014

Nature Finds A Way

Zubayr, Iraq, 27 April 2014Image (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. Raw sewage flows into the Basra River at Abu Al Khasib near Az-Zubayr, IraqEven with the foulest of raw materials, life emerges. Just a ...

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Published on May 01, 2014

Nature Finds A Way

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Published on May 01, 2014

Sheep, Sedges, and Sustainability

 Basra, Iraq, 26 April 2014Image (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. Sheep grazing near the U. Basra Marine Science Center Field Station, Hareer,The first field day was spent viewing firsthand the opportun...

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Arrivals and Departures

Dubai and Basra, 25 April 2014Image (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle 2014Wandering the alleys of the rice souk in the post-dawn hour Friday morning, imagine my double-take on turning a corner and seeing t...

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Dubai Dhows at Dawn

Dubai, 24 April 2014Uptown Dubai may be dominated by the breathtaking new spires of theBurj Khalifa, but the original heart of Dubai still beats down along the creeks, where dhows are still the wor...

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Published on Apr 15, 2014

Final Preparations - 4 Hours to Go

Image (c) Jennifer R. Pournelle. "Setting Up Sidescan Sonar and Sub-Bottom Profiler." Shatt Al-Arab, near Hareer, Iraq, May 2013.Even when we head of to rather desolate stretches or parched lake be...

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Published on Apr 15, 2014

All Ashore Who are Coming Ashore!

Image (c) The National Geographic Society.More than any other watercraft, the kelek symbolizes the geographic unity of Mesopotamia. From the north and east the rivers flow and drain to their common...

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Congratulations Anna! Now, We want audio clips!
May 30, 2014
What makes British and American choirs sound so different?
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Actually, it happened to everyone in the country ;-) No matter. We'll get our meetings.
May 09, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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Actually, because the Guest House closed, I'm in a rather nice hotel, with a nice buffet for meals, and a cafe in a corner of the lobby. But otherwise, yes all those other things would be available. Presuming that you have an income, it would be difficult to go hungry in this city.
May 09, 2014
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What a wonderful question! It's the sort of thing that immediately makes me think: "Now that you mention it ..." Good luck with your fundraising and have a wonderful trip (I am sure that you will be successful!).
May 01, 2014
What makes British and American choirs sound so different?
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You absolute angel! Thank you so much - Your very own Ashar boat is afloat under Lab Notes!
Apr 15, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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Thank you so much Nancy! Your tarada awaits under Lab Notes!
Apr 15, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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I am overwhelmed by your generosity. Yes, even before we leave? I've dedicated a mahaila to you under Lab Notes.It's a small token in thanks for a huge contribution!
Apr 10, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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Karen thank you so much! Such a pleasant surprise! Your very own tarada awaits you under lab notes. Hope to see you at ASOR in San Diego?
Apr 10, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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I love the enthusiastic little cheering section that is your profile pic. Thanks so much for tossing more into the hat - I will dedicate the first hatchling we see to you!
Apr 06, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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Thank-you Nina! I've posted a special tarada, selected with you in mind, under Lab Notes.
Apr 06, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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Thank you so much! Your tarada is heading upstream under Lab Notes.
Apr 04, 2014
Water From Oil: Can We Help Restore Iraq's Marshes?
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I love it! Thank you so much! We'll add oil by the bucket thanks to your support! I've posted an "international" message in your honor under Lab Notes ;-)
Apr 04, 2014
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