New snow samples collected

I went out on campus today to collect some new snow samples. Most of my sampling equipment is still in Alaska, but I have tried my best anyway to work as clean as possible.

I have taken 3 blanks, 4 samples in pre-cleaned amber glass bottles and 8 samples in sterilised HDPE bottles. Sampling went well and I have taken snow from 2 different strata (0-2 cm and 2-7 cm). I have put them in the frezzer right away – so everything should be fine until analysis.

I hope to drive out to the countryside next week. I would like to collect samples that are less polluted and some in a forested area, so that I can see some biogenic compounds as well.

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Atmospheric chemistry researcher and university teacher. Data analysis/chemometrics specialist (PCA, PCR, Cluster analysis, SOM)

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