Environmental Chemical Mapping Using an Underwater Mass Spectrometer
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An underwater mass spectrometer (MS) deployed on a remotely guided surface vehicle was used to monitor a suite of dissolved gases and volatile organics in saltwater and freshwater environments. Spectrometer data were acquired at a rate of 0.7–3.6 s/sample for 2–3 h. The resulting multi-analyte spectrometer data were recorded in real time with the Global Positioning System (GPS) observations of the surface vehicle and transmitted to a remote laptop computer via a wireless Ethernet link. These data were merged to create high-resolution maps of chemical distributions.
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TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, v. 23, issue 4, p. 288-295
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Wenner, P. G.; Bell, R. J.; van Amerom, F. H.W.; Toler, S. K.; Edkins, J. E.; Hall, M. L.; Koehn, K; Short, R. T.; and Byrne, R. H., "Environmental Chemical Mapping Using an Underwater Mass Spectrometer" (2004). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 1741.