My work took previously gathered wind speed, direction, temperature, and pressure data collected in the Mount Vernon area and input it into a database. I then published that database on the internet. The data was collected and stored in a proprietary format which then needed to be translated. A part of our summer was dedicated to the incorporation of tools used to analyze data. These tools included everything from calculating long-term averages to drawing graphs of the data. I used the Java language developed by Sun Microsystems to manipulate the data and then publish our results on the internet.
Lucas Jorgensen, ‘08 Sioux City, IA
Major: Physics, Economics and Business
Sponsors: Kara Beauchamp and Leon Tabak