Monthly Archives: July 2017

170726 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 6:26pm last night and stopped at 10:27am this morning. Strangely, no sample was collected! The fog collector was clean with soap and water and dried. Hopefully, we’ll have better luck tomorrow!

170725 UCSC

The fog collector went turn on 3:00pm yesterday (The weather was drizzly and hazy) and turned off at 10:00am today. There was a sample of less than 2mL was collected and refrigerated. A dilution was attempted but it was too difficult to pour the sample into a graduated cylinder. The fog collector was cleaned with soap and water, then dried. No blank was taken.

170724 UCSC

The fog collector came on at ~12:00 am last night. 125mL sample was collected at 9:30am, then acidified shortly after. The fog collector was cleaned with soap and water, then dried. A blank was taken at 11:30am and acidified. There has been some drizzle today, so the fog collector might periodically turn on and off.

170722 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 4:35am and turned off at 9:55am. ~30mL of sample was collected. The collector was washed with soap and water, then dried and a blank was taken. The sample was acidified but the blank was not. The concentrated HCl acid appeared to be contaminated because there was an odd yellow layer on top of the sample.

170721 UCSC

The collector came on at about 12:30am. The fog collector was manually turned off at 9:30 am and a sample was collected. ~150mL of sample was collected. The collector was washed with soap and water. Then the collection jar was replaced with a new acid washed jar and a blank was taken. The blank and sample were acidified soon after.

170720 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 12:42am last night and turned off at 9:39am this morning. 150mL of sample was collected at 10:20am and acidified at 12:00pm! The collector was washed with soap and water, then dried. A blank was taken at 12:20pm and acidified at 12:30pm.

170719 UCSC

Fog collector came on 11:47pm and turned off 9:02am this morning. There was no sample which was odd. The parts were briefly checked and tested and appeared to be functioning. There were some bugs stuck in the teflon strings. The collector was washed with soap and water, then dried. No blank was taken.

170718 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 7:54am this morning and turned off at 9:02am. No sample was collected. The fog collector was washed with soap and water. No blank was taken.

Fog collector cleaned by Belle and Brian

 

170714 UCSC

The fog collector came on really early last night at about 8pm. However, it went offline for a while, turned off, and didn’t turn back on. It turned on again at about 10:10am the next morning. We went to check on it to make sure it was in working order and rinsed the strings with DI water.

 

170713 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 11:00pm last night and turned off at 10:30am this morning. The sample was collected at 10:30 am. 60mL of sample was collected. The collect was rinsed with soap and water, dried then a blank was taken at 11:00 am. The samples were acidified at 11:45am. The sample was much cleaner today!