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Campbell climbs 204-ft tower to install New Spectrometer NoX

A recent NASA Earth Observatory blog article, "Springtime in the Deciduous Forest," details the work of Petya Campbell (618/UMBC) and fellow researcher Greg Cain (National Ecology Observatory Network), along with Fred Huemmrich (618/UMBC). The feature from the ABoVE's Notes from the Field explains that Dr. Campbell and Mr. Cain were at the top of the 204-foot SERC flux tower to "install a new type of instrument, an automated spectrometer called a NoX (Near Infrared Box)." Read more about how researchers will utilize the data from the NoX, as well as their study of the measurements of carbon dioxide from the forest. 

This particular tower is located within the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. Drs. Campbell and Huemmrich also have previously installed "similar instruments on flux towers in the arctic tundra and boreal forest." Learn more about the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) here.

Posted: May 10, 2024, 4:28 PM