The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) has just launched a new science outreach program called Korea-Water Isotope Network (K-WIN). The goal of the program will be to develop an atlas of the rainwater isotope variations across South Korea.
The program is carried out in collaboration with 6 high schools located in Incheon, Gangwon, Daejeon, Gyeongbuk, Gwangju, and Jeju. Students from these schools will collect monthly rainwater samples using specially designed evaporation-free rain gauges. These samples will be send back to the ICCP, where we will use our water isotope analyser to measure the regional and temporal changes in rainwater oxygen isotopes in the various geographic regions. This data will be crucial to validate climate models over Korean Peninsula and help in the interpretation of paleo-climate data extracted from South Korean cave stalagmites.
While collecting monthly samples from May to November, students will have a chance to learn more about the climate system and how it can be probed with water isotopes via online classes and interactions with ICCP scientists.
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