GLOBE El Niño Student Research Campaign
Phase II - La Niña 2016-2017 of the GLOBE El Niño Student Research Campaign is just around the corner, so we are full speed ahead to another year of collaboration! Phase II begins on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 with the kick-off to begin at 8:00pm EDT (12:00 am September 22nd UTC). Please visit the WEBINAR page to sign up and join us in celebrating the beginning of another year of the El Niño Student Research Campaign.
El Niño and La Niña are important climatic phenomenon that can have impacts on the climate globally causing flooding and droughts as well as causing changes in seasonal weather. These interactions around the world are called teleconnections. Considering the importance of this issue, a GLOBE ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) Campaign has been formulated to engage students in determining where and how much El Niño affects local places and to put students in contact with their local environment.
Students will use at least two of the GLOBE protocols of precipitation, air temperature, surface temperature, soil temperature, SMAP soil moisture and biometry - canopy and ground cover to observe changes from climate averages and correlate temperature and precipitation measurements with observations of phenology changes. Local analyses will be compared across the participating schools and examined in the broader spatial context afforded by satellite observations. For more details, check out the "How to Participate" section.
Data Observations March 1-June 13, 2016
|Protocol||Precipitation||Air Temperature (Standard/Noons/Current/Max)||Surface Temperature (Standard/Noons)||Soil Temperature (Standard/Noons/Dailies)||SMAP Soil Moisture||Biometry - Canopy and Ground Cover|
Note: This includes some observations from automated weather stations, especially for precipitation and air temperature.
El Niño Student Research Campaign members, teachers, students, and campaign team at the 20th GLOBE Annual Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado 16-21 July 2016! Keep up the awesome work!