October 14, 2010 to December 21, 2010
Project Location: 
Mather, CA
Project Description: 

Western Atmospheric Mercury Experiment (WAMO) is a pilot project exploring an important phenomenon of the mercury cycle in the atmosphere. The project will test the ability of research instrumentation to measure reactive and non-reactive mercury species and to relate these measurements to the atmospheric aerosol concentrations.

WAMO used the C-130 aircraft, which flew three research flights from Mather Airport near Sacramento, CA. The flights targeted Mt. Bachelor and other mountain ridges in Nevada and overflew ground observing stations.

During WAMO, the C-130 ferried to France for a single intercomparison flight under the umbrella of ICARE.