Transferring Data from Paper onto the Computer

Once a week over the summer, we collected data on ozone damage for each type of plant we were studying. We have studied coneflowers, snapbeans, and milkweed for the past two summers. Each time, we collected the data on paper charts. In order to graph our results and look at all the data at once, we needed to transfer our data to a computer. We are using a program called Igor Pro to do this. Each number we had written down on paper had to be carefully typed into tables in Igor. The process was repetitive, and took a few … Continue reading Transferring Data from Paper onto the Computer

Monitoring Weather and Ozone

There are two devices in our garden that collect data electronically: an ozone monitor and a weather station. Both devices send data wirelessly to a computer located inside The Franklin Institute. It is then uploaded to the GO3 project global database in real time. The weather station collects data on the temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and amount of rainfall every minute. The ozone monitor measures the number of ozone molecules per billion molecules. The ozone concentration is reported in parts per billion, or ppb, every minute. A small pump pulls air from outside through an inlet into the measurement … Continue reading Monitoring Weather and Ozone