In this hour-long webinar, NASA scientists will share ideas for how the data that has been collected could be used to enable scientists to learn more about the El Niño phenomena. Three GLOBE teachers who have had students use GLOBE data to answer scientific investigations will share their best practices and experiences.
Note about "Office Hours"
Due to low utilization of the "office hours" after the webinars, we have discontinued those sessions for the time being.If you have any questions, please contact the El Niño Campaign Team.
Below are descriptions of the topics and dates for upcoming webinars.10. El Niño Student Campaign Refresher and Update - Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 8:00 pm EDT (12:00 am September 22nd UTC)
In this hour-long webinar, participants will get a refresher on this campaign, and will hear from several GLOBE teachers who have been involved with their classes from the start of the campaign. We will discuss the need for ongoing data collection and share the current state of the ENSO cycle. We will have a NASA scientist discuss the current state of the ENSO cycle and what it might mean for weather conditions for the remainder of this campaign.
The first webinar as part of the GLOBE El Niño Field Campaign. Content included a presentation by NASA scientist Dr. Veronica Nieves about the science behind the phenomenon, how it is studied, and particular predictions for regions around the world during an El Niño. In addition, members of the campaign team shared further resources: Brian Campbell gave an overview of the campaign itself, Dorian Janney shared her experiences doing GLOBE observations and analysis of El Niño effects with 3rd and 4th graders, and Kristen Weaver gave a brief overview of the GLOBE-El Niño Field Campaign website.
In this hour-long webinar, participants got the “nuts and bolts” about how to be involved in this GLOBE campaign. We covered the expectations for involvement and describe the goals for this campaign. Participants learned how to navigate through the website, which protocols are involved, how to share updates on students’ data collection and research efforts, and will have a chance to ask questions.
In this hour-long webinar, participants learned more about the six protocols that are available for being used in this campaign. Our guest scientist, Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz, described some of the variables that are impacted during an El Niño event, and why some regions of the world will experience completely different conditions than others. We will share more information about how to collect and report data for this field campaign, including hearing from GLOBE teachers who have used the protocols, and will have time for questions and answers. GLOBE Teachers/Trainers featured: Mladen Matvijev, Kevin Czajkowski (also a member of the El Niño Field Campaign Team), Rick Sharpe, Vicky Gorman, and Mike Jabot.
In this hour-long webinar, participants learned why temperature and precipitation data are important variables to study globally as we strive to better understand our home planet. Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, Deputy Project Scientist for Applications for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, discussed current research efforts that use NASA satellites to collect temperature and precipitation data. Participants learned how to locate some of these freely available data sets, and Mladen Matvijev, a GLOBE teacher who is currently using these with students, reviewed the max/min temperature and precipitation protocols and best practices for using these in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski of the University of Toledo discussed why these measurements are important and will share some of the ways that this data is used for societal applications. Participants learned how NASA satellites are able to collect this data from space, and how to locate and analyze some of these data sets. Rick Sharpe, a GLOBE teacher from West Virginia, who is currently using these protocols with students reviewed of the Surface Temperature and Soil Temperature protocols and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, we do not have a recording of the April 6th webinar. However, the slides presented by Dr. Czajkowski and Rick Sharpe are available below.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Erika Podest, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working with SMAP, described the science and technology behind the mission, its societal applications, and how GLOBE data is helping validate SMAP soil moisture. Marina Barišić and Vicky Gorman, GLOBE teachers who are currently using this protocol with students, reviewed of the SMAP Soil Moisture protocol and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Eric Brown de Colstoun, a NASA scientist who works with biometric and ground cover data, explained how and why this type of data is collected using satellites. GLOBE teachers Mike Jabot and Marina Pavlic, who are currently using these protocol with students, reviewed of the Biometry Tree and Ground Cover protocols and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. William Patzert, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shared the current state of the 2015-2016 El Niño event, and discussed whether this El Niño matched the predictions
for how global weather patterns would be impacted and if a La Niña event will follow. Participants also learned how to use the GLOBE data visualization tools to compare and contrast the El Niño Student field campaign variables from schools around the world from David Overoye, Web Solutions Manager for SSAI at the GLOBE Program.