Saturday, May 25, 2013
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- ESF, Upstate Receive Technology Accelerator Award
- ESF College Foundation Honors Miller for Teaching Achievement
- Fabius-Pompey HEROS Science Club Partners with ESF
- ESF Cheers for Student Athletes
- ESF Alumnus Inducted into NGA Hall of Fame
- Germain's Research Focuses on Working Forests
- ESF Student Named Scholar Athlete
- College Begins Expansion of Centennial Hall
- Loon Race, Guide Boat Celebrate Summer at Newcomb Campus
- High-tech, Remote-controlled Vessels Gather Data in Lake Ontario
- And They're Off: Graduates Move on to New Lives
- Honoree Sets Path for Grads to Improve Their World
Weather Stations on the Quad
A new reaserch project underway on the effect of tree cover
Weather stations that were lined up across the ESF Quad in mid-March are being prepared for use in a study that will send College and U.S. Forest Service scientists out to research the effect of tree cover on microclimates, especially temperature.
Sometime this spring, the stations will be set up at locations around the city of Syracuse, where they will record weather data over the next year.
"Temperature is the main factor," said meteorologist Gordon Heisler, who works out of the Forest Service office on the ESF campus. "It's the most important because of its effect on human comfort, ozone levels and the temperature in buildings."
Syracuse is part of a network of locations that make up the Urban Long-Term Research Area program. The Forest Service and National Science Foundation are partners in the project.