"Pathfinder-Like" Meteorology Mast

The meteorology mast, where three thermocouples are mounted at specific heights: 0.25, 0.50, and 1.00 meters above the ground in "radiation shields." Temperatures are averaged over thirty minutes and recorded for each of the three heights. Students will later manipulate the data in electronic spreadsheet (such as " Microsoft Excel") to look for patterns.




© 1998 Live from Earth and Mars, Rich Edgerton, and Janice DeCosmo