Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.


PLANET EXPLORER TOOLKIT

Planetary Data Input from:

Laura Kriss, Columbine Middle School

I. SITE DESCRIPTORS

  1. Latitude/Longitude of data collection site:
      38 28' 17.3" N degrees latitude
      107 51' 48.2" W degrees longitude
  2. Time zone: Mountain Standard
  3. Biome Description: mountain

      Our site has a muddy-colored aroya running through it. The plant life is very dry and has little clumps of grass and sagebrush in places. There are no trees in our site. Around the aroya are tall, dead reeds.
II. WEATHER DATA

  1. TEMPERATURE in CElSIUS

    Recording date: 3/28/97

  2. AIR TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS)
    1st reading
    time: 9:30
    2nd reading
    9:45
    3rd reading
    9:50
    1 CM ABOVE GROUND: 54 6
    1 METER ABOVE GROUND: 1512 16
    2 METERS ABOVE GROUND: 1512 16

    High temperature for the day: 62 degrees celsius
    Low temperature for the day:: 28 degrees celsius

  3. GROUND TEMPERATURE (celsius)
      1 CM BELOW SURFACE: 2 degrees celsius
      10 CM BELOW SURFACE: 1 degrees celsius

  4. WATER TEMPERATURE (celsius)
      1 CM Below surface: 5 DEGREES CELSIUS

  5. WIND SPEED and DIRECTION
      Wind speed Beaufort Number: 3
      Wind Speed in (Km/hour): 8-12

      Wind direction:

      This reading was taken at 9:30

  6. BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

      30.02 Inches of Mercury falling

      Altitude: M above sea level

  7. RELATIVE HUMIDITY
      Relative humidity: 34 percent
III. SAMPLE RETURN ANALYSIS
  1. SOIL
    40 percent Clay
    50 percent Sand
    10 percent Silt

  2. WATER ANALYSIS - (50ml sample)
      pH Value: 7
      Hardness: 10 grains per gallon
      Iron:
        Colloidal (bacterial iron): parts per million
        Red Water Iron: parts per million
        Clear Water Iron: parts per million

  3. FLORA/FAUNA ANALYSIS
    • Three most common trees:



    • Three most common plants:
        sagebrush
        grass
        reeds
    • Three most common birds:
        sparrow


    • Other common animals:
        rabbit
        beetle
        spider

  4. ROCK ANALYSIS
      sediment
      granite


    Site collection took place in the following areas:
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