Here some visual for the chromatograms (& assigned peak) before and after adding some artificial off-target background/ noise
Today is #WorldWaterDay
Image source: https://www.worldwaterday.org/share-2022
- highly variable DOM over time
- PCAs associate with water stands / fluxes
- coercion of distant sampling wells in PCA trailing high-flow phases
Research in CRC 'AquaDiva' https://www.aquadiva.uni-jena.de/
Leo Tolstoi, 'War and Peace', Chapter XXXIX
>> To the men on both sides alike (...) the question arose in every soul: 'For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?' <<
(Image source: wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_and_Peace)
Are we falling short in freshwater biodiversity understanding & research?
An astonishing 96-author call to action from conservation researchers argues that to little funding is available for this crucial ecosystem that we require as a resource to support (our) lives:
I saw this picture on Twitter here https://twitter.com/BrexitBin/status/1474739953804451842 and it is such a nice and thought-provoking picture that I cannot but share it here also.
Explanation: Europe has an ongoing refugee crisis at its Eastern border where state powers are testing their powers on the back of refugees, to cut a complex story short. Then people still try to cross the Mediterraean to reach Europe, while being pushed back to.. well.. countries with questionable stabilities and governments..
With #COP26 running, the Water Science Forum (WSF) of the Royal Society of Chemistry with other stakeholders has signed a "call to action" to maintain water resources against the impact of #climatechange
What is your action pledge? Send the WSF a video statement, and it may be shown at the COP26 closing section!
> Submit video here: https://wcd.andeye.com/actionpledges
More information regarding the water science forum> https://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/connect-with-others/through-interests/interest-groups/water-science-forum/
Next round of EU legislation that may break #e2ee encrypted chats:
With the aim to prevent sharing of illegal content particularly where it affects children, the EU has passed in July a regulation permitting providers of online services to scan contents
According to a EU commission impact assessment, to be presented in December, this could become mandatory (picture)
... which would render encrypted service provisions impossible...
... and at times, lucky hits may strongly suggest the presence of a specific compound, that can be validated by targeted determination.
Image: MS2 spectrum (upwards red: measured; downwards green: predicted) with high match of measured vs. tentatively identified structure
Not to forget, high incidence means replication implies mutation, and the emergence of more aggresive variants may not be a necessity but no impossibility either (https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/race-to-understand-sars-cov-2-variants-amid-fears-virus-might-evade-vaccines/4013891.article).
The IPCC in its latest report emphasizes that with more data, model predictions have improved.
This allows now to disentangle the various scales of climate effectors (attached picture).
As it emerges, carbon dioxide, mainly emitted by humans, has still the major impact.
Please look into the "Summary for Policymakers" (SPM) of the IPCC report which very well details the advanced understanding in fairly plain language
How does #groundwater dissolved organic matter (DOM) change over time?
Our multi-year dataset now allows to query DOM changes in response to water flows.
This short-video (2 min) gives an insight – comments & contact welcome!
More information: http://www.aquadiva.uni-jena.de/
Safeguarding our water resources against climate threads and pollution will be defining for our future living environment.
Discussing our #groundwater #metabolomics #research within shared (international) group meeting with a group from Israel. The great thing about meetings moving online is to get feedback from #international colleagues on a routine manner. Thanks for your interest
Schematic (CC-BY) taken from:
And back we are under public life curbs for #Coronavirus #containment in #Germany, for the rest of the month. Together with most of #europe. Measures seem tempered, so let'shope they'll suffice as a circuit breaker.
At least it's again an opportunity to spend time outside and discover new spots