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Several students showed up on December 10, 2008 at the Morton Arboretum to collect our GLOBE weekly atmospheric data.  After examining the temperature data for the week, Shruti suggested that we check Lake Marmo for freeze up.  I didn't think it would have ice this soon, but I went over there and she was right.  Lake Marmo had a thin sheet of ice that was covering 80% of the lake.

Lake Marmo is located a short distance from our Weather Station in the Morton Arboretum.  We took 3 pictures of the lake from the site located at the red arrow and then we took 3 pictures of the lake from the site located at the yellow arrow.

You can click on the pictures below to see the full resolution.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on November 22, 2008

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This is view "B" looking South on November 22, 2008

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on November 22, 2008

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on November 22

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This is view "E" looking northwest on November 22, 2008

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on November 22, 2008

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Students recorded the min/max temperatures of the air and soil  from the last 6 days.

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Then they took the surface temperatures using the IRT (Infrared thermometer)

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on November 29, 2008.  Lake Marmo was 100% frozen from shore to shore.

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This is view "B" looking South on November 29, 2008.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 31, 2008. We had a warm spell after Christmas with a lot of rain. 

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This is view "B" looking South on December 31, 2008.  Lake Marmo was no longer frozen from shore to shore.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on January 7, 2009.  Lake Marmo was frozen from shore to shore.

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This is view "B" looking South on January 7, 2009.  The lake and the shore was covered with a fresh coating of snow.

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on January 7, 2009.

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on January 7, 2009.

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This is view "E" looking northwest on January 7, 2009.

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on January 7, 2009.

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On January 10, 2009 we had 18.5cm of new snow.  Thanks to Jake's Mom for bringing his friend Michael and him to the Arboretum.  

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2 students from Highlands School showed up to collect GLOBE Atmospheric Data.  

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We tried to get to Lake Marmo, but the road was closed.

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I was able to take a picture of this Cardinal in my back yard.

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Our Frost Tube showed that the frost has extended to 11 cm below the surface.  

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Lake Marmo melted 2 weeks sooner than last year, even though we had a colder winter.

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My hypothesis is that we had much more snow this winter to insulate the ice.  We then had over 10 centimeters of rain in early March.

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GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

2011 Lake Marmo Freeze up

2010 Lake Marmo Freeze up

2009 Lake Marmo Freeze up

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2007-2008

Information about the GLOBE program

GLOBE is and acronym for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment.

GLOBE is a global environmental program that uses the internet to share studentís observations and measurements with GLOBE scientist and students.  My Randolph School  students recorded over 8000 environmental measurements during my 6 years in the program.

I was trained for GLOBE at University of Illinois Urbana     March 1995  

I served as a GLOBE Teacher Trainer at the following places:

University of Illinois Urbana     August 1995

Drexel University in Philadelphia  August, 1996  

New York University October 1996

 Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1996

University of Illinois Urbana March, 1997

New Hampshire  April, 1997  

University of Iowa  October, 1997

University of Colorado  January, 1998

 Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1998

GLOBE New Mexico Workshop May, 1999

Charleston GLOBE South Carolina Workshop October, 1999

West Chester PA  October, 2000

In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program.  We have performed Teacher workshops in the following places:

Naperville IL  September, 2003

Highland Park, Illinois July, 2005 Workshop

Park Ridge, Illinois September, 2005

Morton Arboretum, Lisle Illinois February 2010

GLOBE Stars

GLOBE Freeze Up Data at the DuPage River

GLOBE Surface Temperature at the Arboretum

GLOBE Surface Temperature at Highlands School

GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

Bass release November 4, 2006

Bass Release November 3, 2007

Bass Release November 1, 2008

Bass Release November 7, 2009

Steeple Run Fall 2008 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

Steeple Run Fall 2009 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

Steeple Run Fall 2010 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

Steeple Run Fall 2011 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

May 12, 2008 Steeple Run Rocket Launch 

Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005

Steeple Run Transit of Mercury 11/08/06

Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06

Steeple Run and Highlands 5/6/08 Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium

Highlands School 10/14/05 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School 10/11/07 Hydrology at Highlands School

Highlands School macro invertebrates study.

Highlands School Bass Release May 18, 2006

Highlands School Site Definition

Highlands School Phenology 2008

Randolph School Hydrology at Marquette Park

Phenology at the Arboretum Spring

Fall Phenology 2007

Fall Phenology 2008

Highlands School Frost Tube

Steeple Run School Frost Tube

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2007-2008 

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2008-2009

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2009-2010

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2011-2012

Rocket Day at Steeple Run School

Rocket Launch at Highlands School

Rocket launch at Irene King School

Make a 2 liter bottle rocket 

Solar Noon Shadow Measurements

3 Arboretum Trees

GLOBE Program: http://www.globe.gov

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