Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Announces GLOBE School Submitting the Most Measurements During January IOP!
During the January Intensive Observation Period (IOP) for the Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign, which was held from 01-31 January, 680 tree-height measurements were submitted by GLOBE students and participants. The GLOBE school submitting the most measurements was Ekonomsko-Birotehnicka I Trgovacka Skola (in Zadar, Croatia), where GLOBE teacher, Marina Sambolek Marina and her students submitted 325 tree-height measurements.
Every participant received a Virtual Tree Height IOP Badge! The GLOBE school with the most collected tree height data and additional protocol data received a Virtual Tree Height IOP Winner Badge, and a virtual one-on-one Q&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer.
The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2, which 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.
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.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office