Monthly Archives: July 2017

A New Set of Tools

Week 7 held a lot of preparation for what will happen in the next two weeks. As Deanna will leave us to more independent work, Nicki and I started to focus more on coding and Raman Spectroscopy. For a majority … Continue reading

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Frustrating Week

We have had some pretty frustrating challenges this week, mostly with the instruments. The NOx cable connection is extremely weak – every time we so much as touch the NOx box, it powers off, making data download really finicky and … Continue reading

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Lawrence University Science Institute

The day of the Lawrence University Science Institute carried eventful show casing of our summer research. With bright eyed prospective students and a lot of work to be done, there was not a boring moment. Nicki, Deanna, and I met … Continue reading

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New Installment!

This past week held some major successes for us. We spent last Tuesday and Wednesday planning and constructing our particle sampling tower. It was really fun, I used a ton of tools that I’ve never used before in my life! … Continue reading

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Independence

We had a couple of big successes this past week! First, Deanna wrote out a checklist of tasks for Fry and I to complete at the field. The test: to do it all on our own. And despite it taking … Continue reading

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Digging In

Gathering Ozone, NOx, and Kestrel data has become more efficient with Deanna‚Äôs checklist for ARTEMIS operations. We finished in a record time of 3 hours and with more independence than before! Luckily we only encountered Sunny and partially cloudy weather … Continue reading

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My first three days: Already in the field twice!

I arrived for my first day this past Wednesday and spent it getting familiar with the main instruments of ARTEMIS: the NOx and O3 monitors and their calibration units. Much of my day was spent learning how to operate them, … Continue reading

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