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

A trip to Paris is never a bad thing...

A trip to Paris is never a bad thing, especially when the excuse is a gathering of about 50 of the top atmospheric scientists from around the world who are using water vapor isotopes. Last week, scientists from Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE) hosted an intimate workshop

Methane Emissions Estimate from Airborne Measurements in Uintah Basin

A critical gap in determining the climate impact of the recent increase in US natural gas production is the lack of accurate and reliable estimates of associated emissions. In particular, the methodology used to account for fugitive methane (CH 4 ) emissions during production is in question. Dr. Anna Karion

ClimateWire 3-Part Series on Natural Gas

Stephanie Paige Ogburn of ClimateWire has written an in-depth 3-part series on natural gas that makes a compelling case for accurately measuring leaks from production to delivery.

Tests of the Picarro G5101-i Analyzer (Professor Rich Farrell)

In the first post of this series , I noted that Gloria Jacobson, Picarro product manager for greenhouse gas analyzers, had been discussing Picarro G5101- i analyzer test results with several scientists, and would provide more detailed information in a series of posts.

The Chile Water Vapor Isotope Diary (Part 1)

By Professor Joe Galewsky - San Pedro de Atacama, June 15th 2013 It’s been raining here in Chile’s Atacama Desert and snowing up on the nearby Chajnantor Plateau, a very rare event in this usually dry part of the world!

Field Tests of the Picarro G5101-i Analyzer

Gloria Jacobson, Picarro product manager for greenhouse gas analyzers, has been very busy lately. As the picture shows, she has been testing products in nearby marsh lands. In addition, she has discussed field tests with independent scientists, and attended several conferences in the U.S. and China. Over the next few

Water Isotopes Leave Fingerprints for Climate Scientists

The embedded video, produced by Marsha Walton and reported by Miles O'Brien, describes how University of Colorado meteorologist David Noone and his team are working to understand how water moves around the planet. According to the accompanying article, " The measurements are made using an optical measurement technology which has

Serena Moseman-Valtierra and Blue Carbon Sequestration in Coastal Wetlands

Serena Moseman-Valtierra, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and salt marsh ecologist at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Her research combines ecological field experiments, biogeochemical techniques and molecular tools to understand nitrogen cycling in coastal wetlands. She is taking part in a $1.3 million research grant exploring the role salt

Greenhouse gas highest since the Pliocene

An instrument near the summit of Mauna Loa in Hawaii has recorded a climate milestone: the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere there has exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 55 years of measurement—and probably more than 3 million years of Earth history.