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Tree Height Intensive Observation Period is happening now!


WE NEED YOUR TREE HEIGHT DATA: TAKING MEASUREMENTS IS SUPER EASY!

During each IOP, GLOBE students will:

  • Take measurements of tree height and one additional protocol, from the suite of campaign protocols found at https://www.globe.gov/web/trees-around-the-globe/overview/start-taking-measurements,  
  • take measurements at least three times per week for one month at the same study site for both protocols.
    • The tree height measurements should be of the same trees each time for each site.
    • You can have multiple sites, thus increasing the number of trees measured.
    • Even though it may seem strange to measure the same trees 3x per week, this is very important for helping to increase measurement precision and accuracy.
    • Once the ICESat-2 and GEDI data is available for comparison to your tree height data, your multiple measurements will provide a much more robust and dense dataset.
  • report their number of tree height measurements and identify the additional protocol measurement and number of measurements by the 5th day of the following month to Brian Campbell

AWARDS:

Each participant will receive a Virtual Tree Height IOP Badge

The GLOBE school with the most collected tree height data and additional protocol data will receive: 

·        A Virtual one-on-one Q and A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer. 

·        Virtual Tree Height IOP Winner Badge

Check out https://www.globe.gov/es/web/trees-around-the-globe/overview/iops- for more information.

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