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A new study using NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission data entitled "Water vapor and soil moisture can predict afternoon rainfall" was recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.  Many of us who use GLOBE protocols have wondered if we could use our data to help us answer some of the most challenging questions related to weather. This study might give some great ideas to students, teachers, and citizen scientists around the world to see if they can find similar results.  This article explains that the effect that water vapor has on weather...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM Education Research Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Meetings/Conferences Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Soil News Topics: Virtual Science Fair IOPs Regions SCRC Research Competitions Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Teachers Trainers Students Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report Mission Mosquito Report Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Grade Level Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

Did you know that you can compare your GLOBE tree height data to that of the ICESat-2 satellite? You can compare any GLOBE tree height data to ICESat-2 tree height data using the Open Altimetry online tool at http://openaltimetry.org. This online tool is set up to be very user-friendly, but does require a bit of exploration to use it properly. Below are two tutorials to help you understand how the Open Altimetry tool works and to help you get more comfortable looking at your data and comparing it to the ICESat-2 data for tree height. NSIDC Open Altimetry Tutorial for Trees Around the...


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Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic Circle. About 20,000 tons of diesel oil has leaked into a river in the Arctic Circle after a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday (May 29). The Russian Investigative Committee has launched an investigation into the incident, as the plant reportedly waited for two days before informing Moscow authorities about the spill, according to the BBC. As you can see in the animation above, the oil (depicted in red) traveled down the Ambarnaya River on...


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The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet (https://padlet.com/usglobecc/MayWatercooler) and May 15, 2020 Watercooler Padlet (https://padlet.com/usglobecc/dbl0871blat60mav). There is a wonderful NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop Series happening and you can still sign up...


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As you know, we are all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we all need to take precautions, stay safe, maintain social distancing, and make sure our health is a number 1 priority.  With that said, the science doesn't stop, satellites continue to orbit and explore, the Earth continues to turn, and learners of all ages continue to explore. Our friends at the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign have created a great page, entitled "My tree grows under Covid-19 restrictions" that focuses on greenings and trees in a COVID-19 time and how everyone can continue to...


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