Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

On Friday July 11th, HIRES interns visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook NY. The main purpose of taking them there was study Land, Water and Atmospheric Characteristics. The interns spent the day conducting hands on field experiments such as: leaf area index, measuring surface temperatures and soil moisture using l-band radiometers. One of the most unique opportunities’ that was given to them was to be able to view a weather station. They were explained the importance of having weather stations in that weather experts use technology and data from these stations and satellites from all over the world to predict data which is known as weather forecasting.

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