An all-female team of scientists from the James Hutton Institute travelled to Shetland to install the most northerly micrometeorological station in the UK to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from eroded peatland.
The station, set up on a site near Girlsta, will gather extremely high-frequency data for wind speed/direction, carbon dioxide and methane emissions from the peatland, as well as a large suite of weather and other data, including solar radiation, precipitation, humidity, soil and air temperature and water table depth.
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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute