Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mercury Studies at Summit

Dave Lew (NOAA – mercury studies) on arrival at Summit

Steve Brooks (Above; NOAA ATDD and Canaan Valley Institute) and Dave Lew (NOAA ATDD) have the mercury systems up and running at Summit. Measurements will include oxidized species that have been form by gaseous elemental mercury and halogen species. We are operating a Tekran mercury speciation system, and will monitor total mercury in the surface snow and gaseous elemental mercury fluxes out of the snow pack.

Air National Guard LC-130 ski plane using rocket assist to take-off from the high-altitude Summit site May 8th.

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