Dennis’ Last Comment

2008-08-10 10:08:05.000 – Dennis Vienneau,  Space Grant Extern

Summit Sunset

My summer as a teacher extern on the summit is quickly coming to an end. We’ve been in the clouds for most of this week’s shift, which has been a blessing for me. There haven’t been that many distractions to keep me from working on my summer project. My project entailed working with 10 years of historical cloud data observed at four nearby regional airports and recent cloud data that the MWO has collected from instruments that it has installed at the Cog Railway Base and at the Auto-Road maintenance garage. I have sifted through thousands and thousands of lines of data, first to organize it in a meaningful way, then do a “little” analysis and finally graph the data so that cloud base trends can be tracked from season to season and from year to year. Having taken part in this project, I have learned a number of new data management skills that I’ll be sharing with my science students.n

nWorking with and sharing the summit with Steve, Stacey, Mike, Lisa, Jeff and Deb has been a memorable experience. It is with sadness that I leave the summit as my externship concludes. Leaving the summit is only temporary, I’ll be signing up to be a future summit volunteer.


Dennis Vienneau,  Space Grant Extern

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