This Week in EPA Science

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Happy December! Here’s a quick recap of the latest in EPA science.

The Freshwater Cycle in the Marshall Islands
EPA research hydrologist Dr. Bill Shuster recently traveled to the Marshall Islands as an Embassy Science Fellow. He supported the US embassy there on science and technology matters and shared his scientific expertise to improve the island’s freshwater resource management. Learn more about his experience in the blog The Freshwater Cycle in the Marshall Islands.

Aquatic Robotics: Underwater Glider Helps Monitor Great Lakes Water Quality
EPA’s autonomous Slocum glider, the Nokomis, recently returned from a 40-day deployment in which it traveled over 1000 kilometers across Lake Superior collecting water quality data. The glider provides high resolution observations that complement our other Great Lakes science initiatives. Read more about the Nokomis in the blog Aquatic Robotics: Underwater Glider Helps Monitor Great Lakes Water Quality.

EPA Brings a Low-Cost Air Sensor Network to Memphis
As part of the CitySpace Air Sensor Network project, EPA researchers installed and field test a city-wide-network of low-cost sensors to measure air pollution across the greater Memphis, Tennessee area. The goal of the project is to examine the value of using a low-cost air sensor network to estimate the distribution of local air quality conditions. Read more about the project in the blog EPA Brings a Low-Cost Air Sensor Network to Memphis.

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a writer on the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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