CANDAC (Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change) researchers have teamed up with students and staff at schools in Ontario and Nunavut to launch a new project that encourages young people to become active researchers who monitor atmospheric conditions using scientific instruments at their school. Researchers and students work together to gather, compare and analyse data to better understand the current state of Earth's dynamic atmosphere.
We hope that you have enjoyed your first week of data collection! Here are today's weather observations from the University of Toronto's Atmospheric Observatory (TAO). Remember that TAO is located at 174 meters above sea level, so it might be a bit cooler than other places in the city.
Wind speed: 5.9 km/h
Wind direction: NW
Solar insolation: 72.0 W/m2
Thank you Orfeo Colebatch for collecting today's weather observations.
Photo credit: Dan Weaver.
Ashley (CANDAC Outreach Facilitator)