Summer Intern Austin Hong

Austin Hong is a junior at Georgetown University and is at MERI for the summer examining N2O flux across several wetland variables including; elevation, surface type, and pore water quality. N2O emissions are powerful contributors to the greenhouse effect and may increase in wetland environments in response to both climate change and planned resilience strategies. Hong’s goal’s are to better understand the timing and conditions that facilitate N2O emissions in the wetlands, as well as to pilot the sampling and testing methods for larger, long-term MERI projects studying greenhouse gas flux. The flux chambers Hong is using to collect his samples are located at the Secaucus High School Marsh.


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