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Month: January 2010

It’s Lonely at the Top
Making Measurements at the Loneliest Place in the World

It’s Lonely at the Top
Making Measurements at the Loneliest Place in the World

After more than a century of guarding mariners from a deadly reef below the surface of Lake Superior, the Stannard Rock Lighthouse now has an additional mission; housing equipment to determine how much of the great lake’s water is being lost to evaporation. Scientists believe that increased evaporation, possibly caused by global climate change, might be responsible for lower water levels across the Great Lakes, including historic low levels observed in August and September of 2007. Low water levels can…

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