Tom Alena Seth Bonnett Cindy Brisson Dave Cox Ken Huff Nate Poore Kathy Rossman Jerry Roth Valerie L. Thomas
2/18 –2/19
Ice Core Data Conclusions:
There were many differences in the results that we found from the core samples of ice at Cascade Lake, Mirror Lake, and Lake Placid.
One of the results of our data that we found was the significant difference in the core depth between Cascade Lake and the other two lakes: Lake Placid and Mirror Lake. Cascade Lake’s depth was 52 centimeters and the other lakes core depth’s were similar at 38 and 36 centimeters, respectively. One of the reasons for this is the area that surrounds Cascade Lake. This lake is surrounded on both the East and West sides by mountains which prevent direct sunlight from continually hitting the surface for a major portion of the day. In contrast, Lake Placid and Mirror Lake test sites, both receive direct sunlight throughout the day. This difference in surroundings may also be reflected in the difference in water temperatures of these sites.
ICE CORE CONCLUSIONS / THERMOMETER CALIBRATIONS / ICE BLOCKS / ICE CORE DATA / ICE CORE SCHEMATIC