July 2019 GLOBE News Brief
July Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Intensive Observation Period Has Begun!
The next Intensive Observation Period (IOP) for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign takes place during the month of July (01-31). The focus will be on tree height.
IOPs are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect data and enter them in the GLOBE database. Data that is collected during an IOP will provide other GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. This can also be referred to as "Data Density." Ground-based data density can serve as way to help validate data coming from satellites and airborne instruments.
Each IOP 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&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer; and a Virtual Tree Height IOP Winner Badge. The major goal here is to have students compare their measurements seasonally and with other GLOBE school measurements from around the world.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE campaign, click here.
To learn more about the Trees Around the July GLOBE IOP, click here.