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.
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.