A Wonderful Video Introduction to Stable Isotope Analysis for Food Safety

Concerns about food safety and food origins are increasing around the world as our understanding of the potential health risks of adulterated food grows and consumers become aware of the risks of fraudulent food products that have been diluted with lower quality substitutes. Picarro's technology is at the forefront of

Mirage on the Amazon

Professor Jeffrey Richey (University of Washington) and colleagues probe carbon cycling on the Amazon This story starts more than 20 years ago when Professor Jeffrey Richey’s research group started to consider the importance of the tropics, and particularly, the Amazon basin, to the global carbon cycle. With the “missing sink”

Powered By PV - The Welker Lab

Professor Jeff Welker, Dr. Eric Klein and their research group from the University of Alaska Anchorage partnered with Polar Field Services to power their Picarro with PV cells Sourcing power for remote field deployment of any scientific equipment can be a challenge, but Jeff Welker’s group at the University of

Using stable isotopes of water for water use efficiency in agriculture

I just returned from a week-long trip to Dubai where I was fortunate to participate in and help lead an International Atomic Energy Agency Regional Training Course on “Separating evapotranspiration (ET) into evaporation (E) and transpiration (T) using isotopic and conventional techniques”. The five day technical course gathered about 15

Are you concerned with the Adulteration of Honey?

Are you aware that more and more honey suppliers and distributors are using stable isotopes to certify their products are free from adulteration? In addition, Customs and Border Protection agencies around the world regularly test for adulteration in imported honey products. Your customers will soon demand this information from you,

Crowd-sourced isotope study of Superstorm Sandy

By Guest Bloggers Stephen Good and Gabe Bowen : Well, we’re approaching the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, and we figured it would be a good time to reminisce about that intensive sample storm that swirled through our Utah lab after the floodwaters of Sandy subsided in New Jersey …

Goldschmidt 2014 and ASITA keep us busy for the month of June!

In early June we made the short trip from Picarro’s Headquarters in Silicon Valley to Sacramento and Davis for Goldschmidt 2014 and ASITA. Although pretty different conferences, we had a great time at both and had some excellent conversations with globally-recognized isotope geochemists, newcomers to the field, avid Picarro users

Highlights from EGU 2014

.all-attached-images { display: none; } We had a great time at EGU 2014 in Vienna, Austria! We enjoyed meeting everyone and learning more about the great research taking place across water, air and soil applications. We were excited to see the interest in our demos and look forward to sharing

Valerie Morris, Bruce Vaughn and the INSTAAR Stable Isotope Lab Team

"Celebration: We Reached the Surface!" It's time for a celebration at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) Stable Isotope Lab (SIL). Valerie Morris, Bruce Vaughn and the SIL team have reached the top of the WAIS Divide Ice Core! Using a custom-built continuous flow melt system coupled to

USGS/CUAHSI Virtual Workshop on Laser Spectroscopy

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), in partnership with USGS, recently hosted a Virtual Workshop on Laser Specs for Field Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects . I was invited to present on Picarro and Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy as applied to

Highlights from the 2013 ASA, CSSA & SSSA Meetings in Tampa FL

November kicked off with the Soil, Crop and Agriculture Science Societies annual meetings, held this year in Tampa, FL, November 3-6. For those who were not able to attend, the focus of the meetings was Water, Food, Energy and Innovation for a Sustainable World. Six topical themes were covered: Sensing