- May 28, 1999
- We have greatly enhanced the weather plotting
utility to plot any available timespan and to plot relative
humidity, solar radiation and precipitation data. The plotting
mechanism has also been streamlined to eliminate long waits.
- April 29, 1998
- Northwest Weather Watch
module: Gets students to think about the impact of weather on
our lives and write about what they think. This module includes
classroom experiments to investigate cloud formation and students
create a science notebook with their own weather observations.
The climate and weather investigation
has been restructured and the path to current Northwest data
streamlined. The difference between weather and climate has been
highlighted with live data and climatological averages for the
Curricular modules have been formatted with a framed version. The left
hand frame is a scrollable and resizable table of contents with links into the
module. The version without frames is still accessible by
clicking on the appropriate link in this table of contents.
Two major sections have been added on the front page.
Teacher and Student Projects
is a collection of submitted pages related to the
Live from Earth and Mars site. This section provides teachers and
students a chance to have their work be seen and used by the
entire Web communtity.
Workshop Materials is a collection of
handouts used during our many teacher workshops. These worksheets
instructed teachers in the use of our site via a step by step
guided investigation as well as scavenger hunts for information.
- November 26, 1997
Sojourner module Lets you carry out a "virtual Mars mission" just like the one Mars
Pathfinder's rover, Sojourner, performed.
- October 23, 1997
- Movie of Mars Pathfinder temperatures (day by day).
This page contains a new movie presented with a Java
application, courtesy of the RSPAC Java Application Developers.
A series of GIFs are presented. Each frame presents averages of the baseline
temperature data for an entire Martian day.
- October 17, 1997
- Online plotting of weather data mainly from Washington
stations. You pick the data, the station, and the time interval, we make the plot. Plot and
compare measurements (pressure, temperature and winds) at
selected stations from Washington's several climatic regions.
- July 4 and later, 1997
Pathfinder Temperature Graphs and Data Tables
are automatically regenerated as new data arrives from Mars.
overview of Mars meteorology has been completed along with our reorganized
Mars Pathfinder page
Due to heavy demand for the Summer Workshop we are offering a Fall Workshop
for which we are now taking online registrations.
Several of our pages now allow you the opportunity to link into
one of our
- June 11, 1997
- Mars Pathfinder Data from Operational Readiness
Test 7 at JPL is being added as it arrives! This
data is being generated by a mockup of the Lander contained in a "Mars
Room" at JPL and the entire process for the first 3 sols, planned
for July 4-6, 1997 is simulated June 11-13.
- May 5, 1997
Temperature data from the meteorology mast during Pathfinder's
cruise to Mars. The temperatures continue to decrease as the
spacecraft moves away from the sun. These are produced as soon as
we get them from Pathfinder! Our Mars Pathfinder page also links to
pages describing the spacecraft and its orientation, with respect
to the sun, as it affects the temperatures.
- April 25, 1997
- Mars Pathfinder Data from Operational Readiness
Test 5 at JPL has been added to our Pathfinder page. This
data is generated by a mockup of the Lander contained in a "Mars
Room" at JPL and the entire process for the first 4 sols, planned
for July 4-8, 1997 has been simulated April 21-25.
Jim Tillman, former Viking Meteorology Science Team member,
answers the probing questions posed by elementary school kids
after a visit by Jim to their school, coincidentally named the
Pathfinder Alternative School.
Began taking online
registrations for the free 1997 Summer Science Live Workshop for
teachers, to be held July 9-10, 1997.
- April 23, 1997
- Climate data is available from many stations gathering
local weather data. Our page which focuses on the various climatic regions found within
Washington state summarizes the climate by region and
allows you to explore climate data from several locations within each region.
- March 13, 1997
- Added Rotational and Orbital Dynamics, and Dust,Electrostatic
and Materials experiment descriptions in "Pathfinder".
- February 24, 1997
- The content of the "Pathfinder"
entry has been extensively expanded to describe science,
hardware, and mission operations while the "Mars" entry now compares
- February 14, 1997
- A new and improved interface is now online along with updates
to the Help page and the
Credits page. There is a new
Earth homepage featuring information on the
varied climate in Washington state. The new Mars
homepage now features a
Mars Pathfinder page.
The index of
Educational Modules now features
short synopses of the modules and suggested grade levels.