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Labs and Facilities, Kiowa Lab

Kiowa Environmental Chemistry Laboratory


East Campus, RL-1. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

Kiowa Lab Website

The Kiowa Environmental Chemistry Laboratory is the environmental chemistry laboratory for the Niwot Ridge / Green Lakes Valley Long-Term Ecological Research Program. The laboratory analyzes air, snow, water, and soil samples collected by faculty and graduate students from alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems for major solutes and nutrients.


Equipped with an ion chromatograph, a spectrophotometric flow injection analyzer, a specrophotometric segmented flow analyzer, a microplate reader, a Picarro Wavelength-Scanned Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy for analyzing stable water isotopes, several muffle furnaces, and an atomic absorbtion spectrometer.

The lab is managed by Christine Siebold and directed by Mark Williams and Diane McKnight.