Western Atmospheric Mercury Experiment

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Mather, CA

Oct 14, 2010 - Dec 21, 2010
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Western Atmospheric Mercury Experiment (WAMO) is a pilot project exploring an important phenomenon of the mercury cycle in the atmosphere. The project will test the ability of research instrumentation to measure reactive and non-reactive mercury species and to relate these measurements to the atmospheric aerosol concentrations.

WAMO used the C-130 aircraft, which flew three research flights from Mather Airport near Sacramento, CA. The flights targeted Mt. Bachelor and other mountain ridges in Nevada and overflew ground observing stations.