The DOM Characterization Working Group led by Kaelin Cawley and Rudolf Jaffe (FCE-LTER) and Diane McKnight and Rachel Gabor (MCMLTER & NWTLTER-BCCZO) will hold a 2-day pre-conference training workshop on fluorescence methods for characterization of dissolved organic material in surface waters and soil interstitial waters.
The workshop will be held at INSTAAR at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Friday and Saturday, Sept 7 and 8, 2012 and will include training in spectroscopic methods and data analysis using PARAFAC (Parallel Factor Analysis).
Participants (up to 15) should bring a laptop with MATLAB installed. Participants may bring a small number of samples (2-3) for analysis during the workshop.
Please contact Christopher Jaros (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about logistics for the pre-conference training workshop and to confirm attendance. Some housing will be available in Boulder, and a block of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel.