GLOBE Freeze Up Observations

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

Mrs. Nolan's Students of Steeple Run School have been documenting the freeze up and break up of Lake Marmo when they meet Mr. Lopatka to collect GLOBE data on Saturdays.

Ms. Kouri's students of Highlands School have been watching the DuPage River for freeze up.  Click here for pictures.

 

Green Arrow is where our weather station is located.

Red Arrow is where we took the pictures of Lake Marmo from shore.

Yellow Arrow is where we took the pictures of Lake Marmo from the bridge.

The surface area of Lake Marmo is 160,063 square feet (121.9 square Meters) or 3.67 acres with out the interior island.
The length is approximately 792 feet (241.04 M) and the width is 217 Feet (66.14 M) at it's widest point.  The depth of the lake is about 10 feet (3.048 M) deepest point.

 

 

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Looking South East, we observed one wet spot (Black circle just above the date stamp.) See Red Arrow on Map.

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Looking South at Lake Marmo.  GPS Reading: 216 Meters above Sea level.  41.81649 Degrees North and 88.02234   West

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We were surprised to see that Lake Marmo, had ice from shore to shore.  This view is looking southwest. See Red Arrow on Map.

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This view is looking North from a bridge at the West end of Lake Marmo.  See Yellow Arrow on Map.

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This view is looking Northeast from the bridge.  GPS Reading: 216 Meters above Sea level.  41.81533 Degrees N. and 88.0879  W.

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This is the view when looking East Northeast from the Bridge.     See Yellow Arrow on Map.

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 View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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 View B from Shore

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View C from Shore

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View D from the Bridge

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View E from the Bridge

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View F from the Bridge

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 View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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 View B from Shore

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View C from Shore

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View D from the Bridge

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View E from the Bridge

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View F from the Bridge

Lake Marmo at the Morton Arboretum froze up from shore to shore on December 1, 2007, but on January 8th, the lake started to melt. (Above) On January 11, 2008, all of the ice was melted! (6 pictures below)
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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore

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View C from Shore

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View D from the Bridge

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View E from the Bridge

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View F from the Bridge

 On January 16, 2008, thin coat of the ice formed from shore to shore. The inlet creek was still liquid.  On January 19, 2008 we had a low of -20 C and the creek was frozen and we had 5 cm of snow on Lake Marmo.     (6 pictures below)
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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore

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View C from Shore

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View D from the Bridge

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View E from the Bridge

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View F from the Bridge

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One of the volunteer students checks the surface temperature.

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Surface temperatures were between -20 and -25 C.

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We had a nice turn out on a cold windy day.  Lake Marmo was frozen and snow covered, but 3 days later, all of the snow was gone.

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The surface of the Lake was covered with ice, but we observed a lot of water flowing under the ice and under the bridge.

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This is View D from the Bridge.

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This is where the water goes after it flows over the waterfall.

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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore 

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View C from Shore 

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View D from Shore 

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View E from Shore 

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View F from Shore 

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Students and parents from Steeple Run and Highlands Schools

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Mr. Lopatka with students at Lake Marmo.

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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore 

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View C from Shore

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View D from Shore 

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View E from Shore 

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View F from Shore 

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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore 

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View C from Shore

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View D from Shore

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View E from Shore 

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View F from Shore 

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View A from Shore (See the Diagram Below)

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View B from Shore 

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View C from Shore

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View D Just a little ice on the south shore

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View E from Shore 

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View F from Shore 

 

After doing our GLOBE activities, we went to see the Iditarod Dogs run.

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This GLOBE Star showed up almost every week!  Thank You!!

On the Week of December 17 Ms. Kouri's 4th and 5th grade students from Highlands School joined the Surface Temperature campaign. Click here for pictures.

 

Information about the GLOBE program

GLOBE is an 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 

Fairbanks Alaska March 2007

Fairbanks Alaska September 2007

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-Present

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