* Observe and record weather patterns
* Process data by creating graphs/charts
* Compare actual weather data from the Siberian Arctic to local weather patterns, draw conclusions and make future predictions concerning weather patterns.
Why do people need to track weather over time?
You will need a thermometer, tracking calendar, and
All data tells a story. Sometimes, that story is, “You set up your experiment wrong,” or “An essential piece of equipment is broken.” Sometimes, a pattern leaps easily off the page and it all makes sense to you. And sometimes, it is the way you look at the data that makes the story interesting.
Melissa Lau spent a month in the tundra ecosystem gathering data using a device called a Greenseeker. This device measures exactly how green a plant is by calculating its NDVI or Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. In this lesson, students will explore light waves, how they interact with plants, and find out how green is green.
Take a close look at the diagram below, which was produced by the British Antarctic Survey to show how a multibeam works. This is the primary tool we use on the ship to collect information about the shape of the seafloor. Does it remind you of anything?
For someone who is a biologist at heart, there hasn’t been a lot of life to study onboard this ship. I’ve learned a lot about sediment and the ways it is collected and processed, and I’m even able to help out sometimes.