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Tomorrow (15 January): Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Webinar “Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia”


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On Tuesday, 15 January 2019, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia” will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. UTC).

During this webinar, current and former students, of Marina Pavlic (from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia) will be discussing their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. Students developed an overarching hypothesis: "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The initial research took place from 2016-2017 with students that are now at university. Current students are engaging in research that extends the research on this hypothesis, using biometry, carbon cycle, and aerosol GLOBE protocols.

To register for the upcoming webinars and to receive emails about future webinars, click here.  All the webinars can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/7578241037. (If you have missed previous webinars, click here.)

The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign

The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2. ICESat-2 is using lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. By timing how long it takes laser beams to travel from the satellite to Earth and back, scientists can calculate the height of glaciers, sea ice, forests, lakes and more – including the changing ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. The satellite is also measuring tree heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.

The campaign is focusing on one exciting variable that the ICESat-2 satellite is measuring: tree height. The campaign is creating an organized community of students who take tree height measurements; compare these measurements to established NASA programs; research tree height data from other GLOBE schools and countries; and take supplemental protocol measurements. Participants will be able to compare their tree height data to the tree height data from ICESat-2. In addition, scientists from the ICESat-2 mission will periodically review the tree height data. This data will allow scientists to use it as satellite data validation and in potential professional research.

To learn more about the NASA ICESat-2 satellite mission, click here.

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE, including how to start taking measurements, how to retrieve relevant data, how to view ICESat-2 Satellite data, and how to connect to the campaign community, click here.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office