Protocol

Students use an aneroid barometer to measure barometric pressure in support of the Aerosols and Water Vapor Protocols.

Supporting Protocols

Protocols to help in completion of the main protocol
Students install soil moisture sensors and temperature probes and connect them to a Davis Soil Moisture and Temperature Station. Data are logged every 15 minutes and periodically students transfer these data to a computer and report them to GLOBE.
Students log atmosphere data using a Davis automated weather station. A weather station is setup to measure and record atmospheric measurements at 15 minute intervals. These measurements are transferred to your school's computer and then submitted to GLOBE via email data entry.
Students log atmosphere data using a RainWise automated weather station. A weather station is setup to measure and record atmospheric measurements at 15 minute intervals. These measurements are transferred to your school's computer and then submitted to GLOBE via email data entry.
Students use an infrared thermometer (IRT) to measure the temperature of Earth's surface.
Students log atmosphere data using a WeatherHawk automated weather station. A weather station is setup to measure and record atmospheric measurements at 15 minute intervals. These measurements are transferred to your school's computer and then submitted to GLOBE via email data entry.

Field Guides

Step-by-step instructions for collection data according to the protocols.

Data Sheets

Sheets to be filled out during data collection

Learning Activities

Activities to help students learn more about the instruments and protocols
Students draw a visualization and learn about all the design choices involved and how these choices affect what is communicated by the visualization.
Students use visualizations to explore the relation between elevation and temperature and begin learning how to make important patterns evident in visualizations.