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GeoTracerKitchen Partakes in GSO’s Science Saturday

The GeoTracerKitchen Lab had their own exhibit set up at GSO’s Science Saturday, a day full of exhibits open to the public to display the latest in ocean exploration, discovery, and science happening at the Narragansett Bay Campus! On display was the Breathing Ocean display, showing ocean circulation created by a cold source on one side of a seawater tank to simulate a polar environment, with a fan blowing across the top to simulate ocean winds.  Also on display was the Picarro Analyzer, showing how a marsh environment has a big impact on the methane production in Earth’s atmosphere.

GTK's display at Science Saturday.

GTK’s display at Science Saturday.

Lab members Ginny, Laura, and Mollie at the GTK display at Science Saturday.

Lab members Ginny, Laura, and Mollie at the GTK display at Science Saturday.

Freeze Tank Experiment

Progress being made with the Freeze Tank Experiment! Multiple freezes have been run over the past few months, producing exciting ice growth. After removing the ice from the tank, ice cores are taken to preserve the structure of the ice for future analysis. The core will be analyzed to aid in the investigation of how noble gases partition between sea ice and seawater.

P.I. Brice Loose and Lab Technician Garrett Connelly remove the grown ice from the Freeze Tank.

P.I. Brice Loose and Lab Technician Garrett Connelly removing ice from the Freeze Tank.

PhD. Candidate Laura Glastra and Lab Technician Garrett Connelly carefully extract a core sample from the grown ice.

Ph.D. student Laura Glastra and Lab Technician Garrett Connelly carefully extract an ice core sample.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOSAiC Expedition

We are very thankful to have participated in the MOSAiC Expedition – a year-long icebreaker drift through the central Arctic, which begun in October 2019. The project represents nearly a decade of planning, with a total of 17 countries who participated. MOSAiC took place throughout all seasons of the Arctic environment to better understand the ocean-ice-atmosphere system.