Albedo, Temperature, and Wind Speed

While we were at Stinson Beach and Mount Tamalpais one of the experiments that we participated in was measuring temperature and wind speed. We used a temperature probe and a wind meter to test for the results. We tested 20 times, however, the data was very similar. About every 10 feet we gathered results starting from the area closest to the beach to the area furthest from the beach. At Mount Tamalpais we did similar things and did it every several feet and specifically targeted areas with tall trees.

During our excursion to Stinson beach and mount Tamalpais, we took two measurements of albedo, temperature and wind speed. The first measurements we took were on the beach itself at regular intervals. We used a light sensor attached to a Lab Quest, which displayed the data on its screen. We took nine measurements of albedo against different surfaces around the area.Then we took measurements on mount tamalpais along a hiking path near large trees. We tested the albedo close to the ground and above the ground nine times.

Below you will find graphs of wind speed, temperature, and albedo on Stinson beach and on mount Tam:

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