Water Isotopes: Hurricane Sandy
|Goal||Help researchers document-and learn about- Hurricane Sandy.|
|Task||Collect and share local rain and snow measurements.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Hurricane Sandy is currently moving northward along the East coast of the USA (as of 10/29/12), and is expected to collide with a cold front and move inland across the northeastern USA during the next several days. On Friday, WaterIsotopes initiated a call for assistance in collecting samples of precipitation (both rain and snow) associated with the passage of this system.
The goal is to develop an unprecedented spatial and temporal dataset documenting the isotopic composition of rainwater (and snow) associated with this major storm system. These data will tell us about water sources and cycling within the storm system.
We're hoping to see evidence for changes in water sources to the storm as it first collides with the approaching cold front and then leaves the ocean to traverse the NE USA.
|How to Join||
If you are interested in collecting samples or know someone who might be, especially if you are located in an affected area not covered by our existing network, get in touch with us or just start collecting samples.
Instructions and a spreadsheet to record sample information can be found on the website.
1. Be safe
Computer, materials to collect rainwater and/or snow, knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
|Ideal Age Group||Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In snow or rain, At home|
|Tags||climate, hurricane, isotopes, rain, sandy, snow, university, utah, water, weather|
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