Our new boat!

Our new boat!

Enjoying our new boat on Claytor lake – looking forward to exploring River biogeo chemistry.

CO2 Monitoring in the Chesapeake Bay

This week we installed water quality sensors at 2 stations on the Chesapeake Bay –¬†we are using the CO2 sensors from Eosense to examine CO2 dynamics and ocean acidification. The information will ultimately help maximize shellfish production in hatcheries throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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Flash Friday: Faculty turn!

Today’s flash friday talks are today at 4pm in the GLC. Making a 3-minute talk was much harder than I envisioned! This is part of the Cross-boundary biogeosciences group – check out our website, biogeo.centers.vt.edu.

Experimental floods

Today we tested an approach¬†to create a flood = and I’d say it was a success! The coolest thing was watching water initially flood the riparian zone via a backwater flow path, followed by complete followthrough, and then return again to a draining phase. We’ve read about this in textbooks, but never observed in the field.flood2