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Atmospheric science in Antarctica

26 Apr 2013, 12:55 UTC
Atmospheric science in Antarctica
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Glaciologist Albane Barbero gives a run-down of what she does at Concordia. While we live in more comfortable environments, Albane works seven-day weeks in sub-zero conditions to understand how humankind is changing our planet. She is extremely busy as the … Continue reading →

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Glaciologist Albane Barbero gives a run-down of what she does at Concordia. While we live in more comfortable environments, Albane works seven-day weeks in sub-zero conditions to understand how humankind is changing our planet. She is extremely busy as the list below is only an excerpt from full blog in French.
I work for the Glaciology and environment geophysics laboratory in Grenoble, France, on many scientific projects.
CESOA 414 and DC 903, shelter and lab 34
Three quarters of my time is spend on the CESOA 414 programme and atmospheric chemistry DC 903, tracking the sulphur content in the atmosphere in the southern hemisphere.
Twice a week I pump around 100 litres of air and measure the dimethyl sulphur (DMS). This takes around five hours which I do on Monday and Thursday afternoon.
Every day (including Sunday) I take a sample of dimethyl sulphur oxide (DMSO) in the atmosphere (this takes around two ...

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