Check Out New Video and Recent Blog, “Comparing Existing GLOBE Tree Height Data and ICESat-2 Satellite Data”


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GLOBE Community: Read the recent Community Blog written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist, “Comparing Existing GLOBE Tree Height Data and ICESat‑2 Satellite Data.”

“While the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign outdoor data collection has been suspended indefinitely in response to the worldwide pandemic, the campaign team has been working tirelessly to shift gears to a safe approach that does not involve field work,” Campbell said in the blog.

Campbell has put together a video that shows how students, teachers, and citizen scientists can compare existing GLOBE data for tree height and compare it to the tree canopy height data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2) Mission.

“The online Open Altimetry Tool allows you to look and see when ICESat-2 flew over or near the location of the tree you have the GLOBE data for already,” Campbell said in the blog. “It is a fun and simple thing to do and helps you become a part of a larger NASA mission. You can also look at corresponding GLOBE Land Cover data, if it exists, for the same location.”

To read the blog, click here.

To see the video, click here.

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign, click here.



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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