Minutes of the May 24, 2004 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter

Everyone met at the Riverside Tavern near downtown Knoxville around 6:15 PM. After dinner, the meeting commenced at the Ag. Engr. Bldg. on the UT Ag campus around 8 PM. Dr. Sandy McLaughlin (researcher with the U.S. Forest Service, University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories) then spoke on "Effects of Ozone on Growth and Water Use by Mature Forest Trees in the Great Smoky Mountains".

Sandy discussed results from ongoing studies in the Smokies, which are using high resolution instrumentation to examine the influences of fluctuations in ambient ozone exposures and climatic variables on stem growth, sap flow, and soil moisture in mixed deciduous forests.

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