Desert Perchlorate Field Work

Image:  Desert Perchlorate Field Work

Detailed Description

USGS scientists dig soil pits in Nevada's Amargosa Desert to study the distribution of natural perchlorate and to determine the atmospheric-soil-plant interactions that affected perchlorate's cycling in a terrestrial ecosystem.
Amargosa Desert, Nevada
~17 km south of Beatty; ~20 km east of Death Valley National Park.
Latitude 36deg, 45min, 44.35sec N; Longitude=116deg, 40min, 48.01sec W.


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Location Taken: NV, US