Final Update: Cloud Seeding in the Wasatch Mountains

After completing my analysis, I found that 13 of the 15 samples had concentrations below the limit of detection (LoD) of the FAAS instrument which is approximately 1 ppb. While this is great news for the environment, I had initially hoped to correlate concentrations of silver to distance from a cloud seeding generator, but with […]

Analysis of Silver Ions Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy


This past Friday, I was finally able to use the Atomic Absorption instrument following delays due to the hurricane. To determine the quantity of ions in my samples collected from high-alpine lakes, I first constructed a Beer’s Law calibration curve. I was unsure where my concentrations would lie so my initial curve consisted of 0.1 […]


For the last week or so, I’ve been at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This is the first film festival I’ve ever been to, and also my first time in the city of Toronto. It’s been a treat both because the films have been largely exceptional, and my Airbnb landlord is a Canadian in […]