Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Student-Researcher Atmospheric Collaboration Program launches in Iqaluit!

Dan, Shannon, and Aubyn spent the week of February 5-10 in Iqaluit, Nunavut launching the 2017 Student-Researcher Atmospheric Collaboration Program with students at Joamie Iliniarvik School and Inuksuk Highschool.

Our first visit was to Pascale's Experiential Science class (grade 11/12) at Inuksuk. It was a cloudy day, but we still managed to get outside to take measurements with hand held sun photometers. Pascale's students will be taking daily AOT measurements starting Feb. 20th.

Our next visit was to Joamie Elementary School where we visited the classes of Ida, Hamdi, Angelo, Miali, and Marsha. The student-researchers at Joamie will be taking daily temperature, wind, and solar insolation measurements using thermometers, windsocks, anemometers, and pyranometers.

Thank you to all classes we visited for your hard work and attention, and of course, your wonderful questions! We will be sending some of your questions to the scientists heading to Eureka, Nunavut next week and will be posting their replies here on the blog.

Shannon, Pascale, and Dan

 The plants in Pascale's classroom were thriving even though it was -45 outside!

We were enthralled by the class chicken coop. Pascale's class hatched these
chickens from eggs!

Shannon with the very charming class quail.

Searching for the sun on a very cloudy day

Experimenting with where we place the pyranometer, and where we
stand to take the measurment!

On Wednesday the sun finally came out- a great day for taking measurements!

Testing out the pyranometers

Demonstration convection currents- did anyone try this at home?

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