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Several students showed up on December 16th, 2012 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. There was no ice on the lake.  On December 23,  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 a bridge located at the yellow arrow.

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

December 23, 2012 Lake Marmo had a thin coat over 80% of the lake

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 23, 2012

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This is view "B" looking South on December 23, 2012

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on December 23, 2012

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This is view "D" looking West Northwest on December 23, 2012

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This is view "E" looking Northwest on December 23, 2012

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on December 23, 2012

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This is the Data sheet that shows min/max temperatures for the 6 days prior to the pictures above. (Click to enlarge)

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I have been taking a picture every month from this site.  these pictures are posted here: 3 Arboretum Trees

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I couldn't resist taking a picture of my new "Green" car. (I'm getting 47 miles per gallon)

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 27, 2012.  The lake is still 80% ice covered.

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This is view "B" looking South on December 27, 2012. 

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on December 27, 2012. The water around inlet is still not frozen.

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This is view "D" looking West Northwest on December 27, 2012

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This is view "E" looking Northwest on December 27, 2012

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on December 27, 2012

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

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This is view "B" looking South on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

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This is view "D" looking West Northwest on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

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This is view "E" looking Northwest on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on December 30, 2012.  The lake is 90% ice covered.

On January 2, 2013, we finally had a maximum temperature that was below 0C.  That has not happened for almost a year! We had 5 more days of maximum temperatures below freezing, so Lake Marmo finally was 100% covered with ice for the first time this season. (See the data sheet below.  Temperatures are recorded in Celsius)

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This is where the water enters Lake Marmo and it is the last place to freeze. It finally froze up on January 6, 2013.  We are expecting a warm up next week.  

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January 8-13, we had a warm up that melted the lake to 90%. (Some Minimum temperatures missing due to a weak battery)

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January 15-20, 2012, we had some freezing temperatures that got Lake Marmo back to 100% ice coverage.

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This is view "A" looking Southeast on January 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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This is view "B" looking South on January 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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This is view "C" looking Southwest on January 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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This is view "D" looking West, Northwest on Jan. 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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This is view "E" looking Northwest on January 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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This is view "F" looking Northeast on January 20, 2013.  The lake is now 100% ice covered.

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Lake Marmo on February 10, 2013.

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We had 70 mm of rain last week.

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The Lake is now back to 80% ice coverage. 

GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2011-2012

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

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

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2012-2013

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2013-2014

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

Morton Arboretum Seasons

Flat Stanley learns about GLOBE

Flat Stanley Goes to Alaska

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

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