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Posted in: Climate Protocol Specific Documents Seasons and Biomes Watersheds Carbon Cycle Surface Temperature Teachers Trainers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Atmosphere Hydrosphere Earth As a System Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Meetings Assessment and Evaluation Standard Research Report Education Working Group Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Hydrology Land Cover/Biology Soil


Carbon is needed for the growth of our tree, it has a positive effect on leaves, stems and roots


Posted in: GLOBE Protocols Language Investigation Area Documents Carbon Cycle Surface Temperature Students Teachers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Biosphere Meetings Video Calendar Training News Briefs Science and Math Standard Research Report Education Working Group Atmosphere and Climate


Ever wonder what it might be like to work for NASA? This year at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting (kind of like a huge IVSS as it is virtual this year), NASA shared a wealth of resources to help anyone interested in working with or for NASA to "find their place"! Take a look at this site and explore the myriad of amazing opportunities and programs that exist for a wide variety of different audiences. These programs range from research and learning opportunities to  being engaged by being a part of The GLOBE Program! So check out the " Find Your Place " ...


Posted in: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science General Science @es Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Atmosphere Hydrosphere Earth As a System Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Meetings SCRC Research Training Virtual Science Fair Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Evaluation Working Group Science Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group DEI Working Group Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Hydrology Land Cover/Biology Soil Grade Level Investigation Area Documents FLEXE SCRC SCUBAnauts Seasons and Biomes Watersheds Carbon Cycle GGIC SCRC - Phase 1 SCRC - Phase 2 SMAP El Niño Surface Temperature GPM Standard Research Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report Mission Mosquito Report


It snowed at my house in Michigan last week, the first week of December 2020. I love snow and I really like to see how snow affects the surface temperature. Between 60 and 80 mm of snow was on the ground. I took surface temperature observations as part of the Urban Heat Island Student Research Campaign. I wanted to show what you could do by yourself at your house if you have an infrared thermometer. My two sites are my backyard which is grass and the gravel driveway in the front of our house. The backyard has a line of Black Spruce trees just south of where I am standing in the ...


Posted in: Surface Temperature


Even with the pandemic, participation the campaign has been good. Although the number of schools participating and the total number of observations was down from last year, it was still a nice number of each. So far this fall (Northern Hemisphere) spring (Southern Hemisphere) there have been over 3,500 observations from 135 sites (70 schools) across the world. Please see the list below. There are a number of schools in Saudi Arabia with over 100 observations. We also have observations from Brazil and an area of India where there are six new schools taking part in the urban heat island ...


Posted in: Surface Temperature


  Water- the world's most precious resource. All around the world, NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is collected data on how much precipitation is falling to Earth.  NASA has just released its newest and most comprehensive estimate of rain and snow covering nearly 20 years. Version 6 of NASA's IMERG -- the Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) -- combines information from a constellation of satellites are operating in Earth orbit, at a given time, to estimate precipitation over the majority of the Earth's ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Watersheds Seasons and Biomes SCRC Research Climate Change Earth As a System Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System Mission Earth Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Mission Mosquito Report Standard Research Report Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Soil Biosphere Climate Education Working Group Technology Working Group Earth as a System El Niño Scientist Skills Competitions GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Science and Math Technology Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GPM Science Symposia and Fairs


GLOBE teacher Vicky Gorman and her middle school students have been working hard to help reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in their region. Before they began to use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper, they did some research to find out which mosquito-transmitted diseases are found in their location. They live in Burlington County, New Jersey, outlined in red below.  Based on a brochure produced by the NJ government about mosquitoes in their state, the students found out that the two most prevalent diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are West Nile virus and Eastern ...


Posted in: Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Watersheds Seasons and Biomes SCRC Research Earth As a System Climate Change Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Standard Research Report Mission Mosquito Report Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Partners Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Scientists Biosphere Education Working Group Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills Competitions Meetings GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Protocol Specific Documents Education Research Workshops Science and Math Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents GLOBE Learning Expeditions Science Symposia and Fairs


  Patchara Pongmanawut , a GLOBE teacher at the Princess Chulabhorn Science High School in the Trang Province in Thailand, has been doing fantastic work with her students.  These students have been at the top of the Mosquito Habitat Mapper Honor Roll for the past month, and show no sign of slowing down!     "In Thailand, there are many mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, St. Louis encephalitis, filariasis and Zika", Pongmanawut says. This has really inspired her and her students to go ...


Posted in: Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Watersheds Seasons and Biomes Earth As a System Climate Change SCRC Research Hydrosphere Earth as a System Pedosphere (Soil) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Mission Mosquito Report Hydrology Land Cover/Biology Backyard Science Partners Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Scientists Biosphere Education Working Group Alumni Country Coordinators Technology Working Group El Niño Earth as a System Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Scientist Skills Competitions GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Education Research Science and Math Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents Other Science Symposia and Fairs Competitions


It is the middle of winter here in Maryland, and it is cold!  We had a lot of snow last week, and are expecting more precipitation later this week.  Even though I know we have no active mosquitoes outside, I am still using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.  If you are also living somewhere where mosquitoes aren't currently active, we hope you will consider collecting data as well, so you will be prepared when active mosquito season arrives.   Wondering what kind of data you can collect when there are no active mosquitoes?  Great ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Watersheds Atmosphere Seasons and Biomes General Science Earth As a System Climate Change Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Mission Mosquito Report Land Cover/Biology Partners Hydrology Backyard Science Soil Climate Scientists Biosphere Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Education Research Science and Math GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents Science Symposia and Fairs


It is here! The Urban Heat Island Effect/Surface Temperature Campaign for 2018-2019 will start October 1. I am so excited to be kicking off a new campaign. There are so many more schools and students participating that it is very exciting. The Urban Heat Island is a very current and timely research topic to study. This past summer there were heat waves in Japan, the United Kingdom and Europe as well as parts of the United States. Heat waves are now the natural disasters causing the most deaths in the United States. Urban Heat Island Effect makes cities even warmer than surrounding ...


Posted in: Surface Temperature


After a couple days with very high heat indexes for north central Ohio [which resulted in school being closed on Wednesday], the temperatures dropped to a level that allowed my students in Citizen Science Research to head out to two of our atmospheric sites.  I walked them through the site definition on one site, leaving the 2nd site for them to complete next week.   They also worked through the cloud protocol in small teams and then compared observations.  With the images included on the cloud data sheet, they all felt comfortable with this protocol.  They also ...


Posted in: Surface Temperature


In GLOBE, there are two major perspectives on the global environment – the spheres and the Earth system. The Teacher’s Guide and the new sphere pages build on the approach that examines Earth as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere. The study of Earth System Science focuses on the cycles that connect the spheres – the Energy, Water, and Biogeochemical. The Honor Roll provides recognition of those who report in depth in one area or another. There are three honor rolls recognizing Atmosphere measurement reporting; one for Hydrosphere;, and two each for Biosphere and ...


Posted in: El Niño Earth as a System Science and Math SMAP Surface Temperature GPM Carbon Cycle Earth System Science


I just updated HoloGLOBE to v1.0.2. For those of you new to this app, HoloGLOBE brings NASA and NOAA visualizations of the Earth to the palm of your hand through augmented reality (AR). You can read more about the app here: http://www.palmyracove.org/InstituteforEarthObservations/HoloGLOBE.aspx In this latest release, I have added play/pause functionality to the MyNASAData module. The MyNASAData is essentially an augmented reality version of GLOBE's Earth System Poster. In addition the new ICESat-2 module has been added. The ICESat-2 module was built by Emme Wiederhold, a ...


Posted in: SCRC - Phase 2 Earth System Science Evaluation Working Group Virtual Science Fair SCRC FLEXE Carbon Cycle Watersheds Seasons and Biomes General Science SCUBAnauts General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Biosphere El Niño Scientist Skills Grade Level GGIC STEM Protocol Specific Documents Time Requirement Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Language Other Science Symposia and Fairs Standards Requirement IOPs Atmosphere Regions Calendar SCRC Research Training Earth As a System Hydrosphere SCRC - Phase 1 Pedosphere (Soil) Partners Education Working Group Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Technology Working Group Earth as a System Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Competitions Meetings Video Web Maintenance / Enhancements GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Meetings Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Workshops Technology GPM Investigation Area Documents Competitions


This has been a great year for the Urban Heat Island/Surface Temperature Student Research Campaign. More schools and more students have participated than ever before. I posted a 7 minute "Thank You" video here on https://youtu.be/QPfmAbMrwE4 Youtube. Urban Heat Island is a growing issue worldwide. More than 50% of the population of the world lives in urban areas. Much of this growth has been in developing. I went to research presentations about UHI at the American Association of Geography (AAG) meeting in New Orleans this week. There were many talks about UHI and using satellite imagery ...


Posted in: Surface Temperature


The GLOBE Program is in a unique position to provide citizens worldwide with amazing benefits. One of the biggest benefits, I feel, it that of gaining a larger perspective. I work at Goddard Space Flight Center with the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission . This Earth-observing satellite is able to measure global precipitation and update these measurements every 30 minutes. You can see the latest data animation for the past week here . As NASA is a key sponsor of The GLOBE Program, many of us who work for NASA are able to share the unique perspectives that ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Watersheds Regions Earth As a System Climate Change Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Partners Hydrology Land Cover/Biology Soil Climate Scientists Biosphere Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills Surface Temperature Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GPM Investigation Area Documents Science Symposia and Fairs


If you are attending the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Conference this coming Friday, March 2, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan (United States of America), I welcome you to join myself ( Jeff Bouwman ), David Bydlowski , and Andy Henry .  We are excited to present Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras and Other Sensors on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM and #GettingScienceDone – Citizen Science on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM.   Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras and Other Sensors will ...


Posted in: Precipitation Air Temperature SMAP Surface Temperature Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern Surface Temperature STEM Soil Temperature Science and Math Technology Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Clouds


The journal Scientific American just published a blog about GLOBE. The post, titled " The GLOBE Program: Making the Case for K–12 Citizen Scientists " discusses several aspects of GLOBE, including our contributions and campaigns. As well, it helps explain our mission of providing the resources for students across the world to become citizen scientists. "Contributing to global datasets not only gives students a chance to collect data that scientists can actually use, but allows them to compare their experiences and findings with other students around the world." To read more ...


Posted in: El Niño Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature Partners Backyard Science Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Scientists Alumni Other Country Coordinators


Stipend Opportunity Participate in the Surface Temperature Field Campaign Dec 1 - Dec 31 and receive a $50 stipend! Field campaigns are focused data collection events, coordinated in partnership with a scientist or agency, seeking very specific kinds of data. Every educator who enters a surface temperature data set* by Dec 31, 2016 will receive a $50 stipend. Surface temperature is a simple protocol to do. You still have time to request funds from a mini-grant and order the infrared thermometers if you act soon! For more information about the Surface ...


Posted in: Meetings Surface Temperature Teachers


The Surface Temperature Field Campaign has come to a close, but please feel free to keep taking surface temperature observations. I know that many of you and your students are still taking observations and you are planning your projects to present at science fairs as well as the GLOBE regional science fairs. The Surface Temperature field campaign ran through the first day of winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, the official first day of winter is December 22 this year and in the Southern Hemisphere, it was the first day of summer . The start of the seasons are actually defined in ...


Posted in: Science Working Group Surface Temperature


This second week of the surface temperature field campaign has seem probably the warmest temperatures that we have seen in any field campaign in the eastern United States. I was at Ida Middle School in Michigan yesterday and the kids were outside in short sleeve shirts. The student was a little cold but it wasn’t terrible. Some years there is 200 mm of snow on the ground. We have had 26 schools, 8 countries and 9 US states enter 414 observations. Roswell-Kent Middle School is leading the pack with 83 observations. Main Street School in Ohio and Crestwood High School in Michigan are ...


Posted in: Science Working Group Surface Temperature