16 July, 2001
Today was supposed to do the third diurnal but it has been pushed back till tomorrow, starting at noon. Steven, Dr. Oechel's nephew arrived from San Diego over the weekend so he will be taking my place on Tuesday. I'm leaving in 5 days and so this is a good way to train him on the instruments. Steve, who is a high school junior, will be staying up here for about three weeks learning the science that is going on and helping out whenever and where ever he can.
Since everyone was keyed up to do the diurnal today, and it fell through, we all regrouped and the day ended up being a lab day. There is always data to be entered or analyzed and inside work to catch up on. When you are in the field, collecting data, it usually takes 3 to 4 times as long to work with it and analyze it in the lab. Often times the data piles up. Some data has to be looked at immediately, to see if instruments are working properly or to check to see if a protocol is working as planned but other data can sit for days. Glen has been working up the previous diurnal data and showing us what has gone on throughout the season in comparison to last years.
Below you can see what most all of us were doing today.
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