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Research on the Relationship between Sunlight Exposure & Turf Growth

Student(s):Hsu, Tzn-Chi. Liao, Yu-Che. Chen, Shan -Shan. Yang, Gong-Ren. Chuang, Cheng-En.
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:Yu-Hsien Lee
Contributors:Siao, Jhong-Chun
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Precipitation, Relative Humidity, Land Cover Classification
Presentation Poster: View Document
Optional Badges:Be a Data Scientist, Make An Impact, Be a STEM Storyteller
Date Submitted:03/11/2023
We utilized the functions available on the GLOBE website to collect climate data by recording temperature and humidity changes during different seasons. We found that these changes were somewhat related to the quality of the turf growth we observed at school. Further discussion revealed that the turf growth was also influenced by sunlight. Finally, we compared the photos and observation data to obtain our final results.


1 Comment

Thank you for your interesting investigation which you described in your poster and research paper. I liked the fact that you selected looking further into observations you had made each day as you walked around your school grounds. Good science begins with making observations and wondering about what you see. 

If you would like to include satellite data in your next research project, the NASA satellite that I support is called the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM for short. We have measured precipitation using this amazing satellite technology since 1997, and the data is freely available. You can find out how to upload and analyze seasonal precipitation data at this site here.  It would be really interesting to see you integrate satellite data as well as ground-based data into this study.