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globe sciencefair: aerosols

Organization(s):Heerenlanden College
Student(s):Yannick Hoegee
Grade Level:Upper Primary (grades 3-5, ages 8-11)
GLOBE Teacher:Bert van den Berg
Contributors:TU Delft, Bram Swaanen, Djimo de Rooij
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Presentation Poster: View Document
Optional Badges:Be a Collaborator, Make An Impact, Be a STEM Professional
Date Submitted:04/03/2017
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Our research question was: what is the difference in aerosol optical thickness between Leerdam Centrum (urban) and Schoonrewoerd (non-urban) on monday the 27th of march between 1pm and 5pm. Doing this we will find out whether there is a link between aerosol optical thickness and the areas aerosols occur.This is important to find a possible solution for problems like global warming, knowing aerosols have a lot to do with temperature and the weather. This might also help to make weather forecasts more precise and reliable. Furthermore we will use our sub-questions like: what are aerosols, what kinds of aerosols are there, what is an urban area and what is a non-urban area. This is for the sake to understand the subject better and for better understanding of our results of the testing. To conclude we have compared the results from Leerdam with these from Schoonrewoerd, and remarkable is that there is hardly a difference in Light intensity and so also in AOT. This refutes our hypothesis because we thought there would be a generally big difference.


I enjoyed reading your research report. I appreciate the time you took to prepare questions for, meet with the professor and to reflect on the responses. This seems to have deepened your understanding of aerosols and how to measure them.

You mention the importance of your research for weather forecasting and understanding climate. What are the connections between aerosols and weather or between aerosols and climate? Did your research inform this understanding?