Mission Control

Exploring a Playa at the southern end of the Jornada Plain. Playas are some the flattest land forms in the world. Usually the lowest point in the desert basin they collect waterfall during the monsoon season. However this Playa has seen little to no rain in a very long time.  EAR1 and Mission Control listen to this place.

The Southern End of the Jornada Plain

The Jornada is a valuable resource for long term ecological research with studies and data logged for over a hundred years. The core melody for this tune is based on the long-term research of various types of declining grasses on the Jornada Experimental Range.  EAR1’s TEMP instrument determined the key in which the song is played should be G#. or 104 degrees. The lyrics comprise a standard ecological description and precipitation data.