Greenhouse Gas Research: Summer Results

Sampling from a canoe in the Grim Dell

With (more than) “seven weeks of serious summer fun” coming to a close, it’s time to reveal what you’ve all been waiting for…. results! After spending the beginning of the summer building flux chambers, testing out sampling protocols, and learning how to use a finicky greenhouse gas analyzer,  I finally turned my focus towards obtaining summer […]

Greenhouse Gas Research: Collecting Data

Morning paddle to a sampling location on the other side of Lake Matoaka

With the second summer session beginning to wind down, greenhouse gas data collection is well under way!  Since my last blog post, I’ve explored greenhouse gas emissions on new parts of Lake Matoaka and began sampling parts of the Crim Dell.  While an infinite amount of data could be collected in order to precisely quantify […]

Greenhouse Gas Research: Test Runs and Analyzer Adventures

The first half of summer research has flown by with all sorts of adventures, including nighttime sampling, pool noodle shopping, and troubleshooting a faulty detector on the greenhouse gas analyzer.   A few weeks ago I added the finishing touches to my chambers by installing tiny fans inside the head-space and covering the outside with […]