ASMD
Dr. Winston Luke conducted a site visit at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hawaii. While there, he collaborated with MLO staff and Dr. Akane Yamakawa to install equipment to collect samples of atmospheric mercury species for the determination of their isotopic composition by mass spectrometry techniques. Dr. Yamakawa is a Senior Researcher in the Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan. She will work among the ARL staff in College Park, Maryland for approximately six months.

Two people kneeling on an elevated wooden deck attaching cabling to two instrument boxes.

Dr. Winston Luke and Dr. Akane Yamakawa installing sampling equipment on the mercury platform at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory. Credit: NOAA

ATDD
Ed Dumas presented “Toward Obtaining Daily Vertical Profiles of Boundary Layer Temperature and Moisture Fields using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems” and “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Weather with Observing Strategies Suitable for Transition into Routine NOAA Applications using the multi-testbed approach” at the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) conference in Lugo, Spain.

Man standing at a table, at the front of a room, beside a large projector screen depicting four color-coded graphs.

ATDD’s Ed Dumas presenting at the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) conference in Lugo, Spain, in July 2019. Credit: Joe Cione, NOAA/AOML