Monday, June 21, 2010
We're at the point in our research where we are measuring the rings of our cores. It is the last step before analyzing our data.
We place the board containing two tree samples, two cores from each tree (so four cores total) on the slidey thing. We crank the slidey thing to move the board under the microscope. At each ring, we press a button to record the measurement to the 1000th millimeter. It is recorded onto the computer by the Measure2x program; a dinky little thing created by scientists, thus not the most user-friendly program.
Like my incredibly scientific way of explaining? :-P
Our board - that we made - with four cores on it. We're lucky if we hit the center in our core samples. Those little dashes are five year marks.
We're almost finished. We'll be done with measuring by tomorrow!