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Several students showed up on December 18th, 2011 at the Morton Arboretum to collect our GLOBE weekly atmospheric data.  After examining the temperature data for the week, we went to Lake Marmo  to check for freeze up. Lake Marmo had a thin sheet of ice that was covering 80% of the lake, one week later it was covered from shore to shore, but it started melting in January.  We finally got back to 100% on January 25th, but we had a warm rain and started to lose it again.  The lake never got ice thick enough to walk on On March 1st, it was 50% melted. 

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 a bridge located at the yellow arrow.

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

December 18, 2011 Lake Marmo had a thin coat over 80% of the lake

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 18, 2011 

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This is view "B" looking South on December 18, 2011

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on December 18, 2011 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on December 18, 2011 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  December 18, 2011 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on December 18, 2011 

December 29, 2011 Lake Marmo had a thin coat over 95% of the lake

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 29, 2011 

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This is view "B" looking South on December 29, 2011

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on December 29, 2011 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on December 29, 2011

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  December 29, 2011 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on December 29, 2011 

January 3, 2012 after some warm weather,  Lake Marmo had a thin coat over 80% of the lake.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on January 3, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on January 3, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on January 3, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on January 3, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  January 3, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on January 3, 2012 

January 25, 2012 Lake Marmo finally reached 100% ice

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on January 25, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on January 25, 2012 

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 This is view "C" looking Southwest on January 25, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on January 25, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  January 25, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on January 25, 2012 

January 31, 2012 after a warm rain, Lake Marmo went back to 90% ice

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on January 31, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on January 31, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on January 31, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on January 31, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  January 31, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on January 31, 2012 

February 2, 2012 after more warm weather, Lake Marmo went back to 70% ice. 

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February 8, 2012 after temperatures dropped below freezing for 4 days, Lake Marmo went back to 80%.  The section near the inlet was not frozen.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on February 8, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on February 8, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on February 8, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on February 8, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  February 8, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on February 8, 2012 

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The inlet and the outlet sections were the only parts of the lake that were not frozen on February 8, 2012. 

February 15, 2012, Lake Marmo went back to 95%.  The section near the inlet was not frozen.  On the first day of March, the lake melted to 50%.  No ice skating possible this winter.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on February 15, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on February 15, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on February 15, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on February 15, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  February 15, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on February 15, 2012 

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on March 1, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking South on March 1, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on March 1, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on March 1, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking northwest on  March 1, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on March 1, 2012 

On March 4, Lake Marmo only had 25% of the lake covered with ice.
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This is view "A" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Southeast on March 4, 2012 

We had a high temperature of 20.4 Celsius on March 6, 2012 that melted any remaining ice from Lake Marmo.  The pictures below show that the Lake was free of all ice.
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This is view "A" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

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This is view "B" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

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This is view "C" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

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This is view "D" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

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This is view "E" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

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This is view "F" looking Southeast on March 7, 2012 

GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

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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