First ground air sampling campaign has been started last August in the Noto Peninsula. Thanks to the logistic support provided by Dr. Atsushi Matsuki (Kanazawa University) and Dr. Hiroshi Tanimoto (NIES in Tsukuba) the filter-based high-volume air sampler has been deployed in the Noto Ground-based Research Observatory. This site is used by Japanese researchers to monitor air quality and pollution coming from China, the presumed source of the wind-borne agent of KD according to our findings. Air is being collected in the central hours of the day and filters are weekly exchanged by Dr. Atsushi Matsuki and his group. The campaign will last for several months, covering an entire KD annual cycle.
Let’s see the results once completed!