Central Analytical Laboratory

Field Operations Training Course Agenda

April 1-3, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008  - Hawthorn Suites

Welcome and Mixer

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Informal mixer with appetizers & cash bar

NADP: The Next 30 Years

Introduction of Participants and Site Discussion
Course Logistics


David Gay, Acting NADP Program Director
Matt Layden, NTN Site Liaison
Christopher Lehmann, CAL Director

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

7:45 a.m.

Transportation to Illinois State Water Survey

Course Overview - Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS)

8:00-8:15 a.m.

8:15-8:30 a.m.

Informal break (Coffee, Tea, Juice, & Water)

I.   Welcome and Course Particulars

Christopher Lehmann & Matt Layden

8:30-9:00 a.m.

III.  Why do we Measure Precipitation Chemistry?

Christopher Lehmann

9:00-9:15 a.m. III. Field Sampling Matt Layden
9:15-9:45 a.m. Group picture/Break with Refreshments  

NTN Field Sampling and Sample Handling

9:45-10:45 a.m.

 III. Field Sampling, continued

Matt Layden & Roger Claybrooke, NADP Site Liaison
10:45-11:15 a.m. IV.  Field Lab Measurements & Sample Shipment Jeff Pribble (Site Support), & Theresa Ingersoll Site Support)
11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  V. Field Form Review, Raingage Chart Reduction, & Shipping Jeff Pribble


12:00-12:45 p.m.  Lunch Buffet at ISWS - Illinois Room

Sample Collection and Initial Data Review

12:15-1:15 p.m. VI. NADP Data Reports Bob Larson, NADP Database Manager
1:15-4:30 p.m. VII. Electronic Raingages

Bob Larson & Roger Claybrooke

1:15-4:30 p.m. VIII.  Field Equipment Maintenance Matt Layden, Jeff Pribble, & Tim Leon
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break with Refreshments
4:30-5:00 p.m.

IX. Final Equipment Troubleshooting & Communication

Matt Layden, Jeff Pribble, & Theresa Ingersoll

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Transportation to Hilton Garden Inn

CAL Staff

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. MDN Site Operator Training David Gay (MDN Coordinator) & Matt Layden

Thursday, April 3, 2008

6:30-7:45 a.m. Hotel check out
7:45-8:00 a.m. Transportation to ISWS

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Coffee and Juice and Announcements - ISWS Illinois Room

Data Review, Quality Assurance, and Data Use

8:15-8:50 a.m.

X. CAL Data Review for NTN

Tom Bergerhouse (NTN Data Analyst) & Barb Suever (NTN Data Analyst)

8:50-9:30 a.m. XI.  Quality Assurance Jane Rothert, CAL QA Specialist & Chris Lehmann
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break Matt Layden, Jeff Pribble, & Theresa Ingersoll
9:45-10:30 a.m. XII. Laboratory Tour CAL Staff

10:30-11:00 a.m.

XIII. Final Equipment and Operations Questions

Matt Layden & Jeff Pribble

11:00-11:45 a.m.

XIV. What Do NADP Data Tell us About our Chemical Climate?

David Gay & Chris Lehmann

11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Closing remarks, course critiques, and hand out certificates, & group pictures

Matt Layden