Today (19 February): Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Webinar on 19 February: “Resources for Trees Research and Guiding Investigative Questions”
On Tuesday, 19 February, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Resources for Trees Research and Guiding Investigative Questions” will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. UTC).
During this webinar, forest researcher and professor, Peder Nelson, and Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell, will introduce some campaign guiding investigative questions that will provide students with questions to answer while collecting and analyzing their GLOBE protocol data. In addition, several major resources designed to assist students in extending their data analysis will be presented, demonstrated, and discussed. The January 2019 Tree Height Intensive Observation Period (IOP) Winners will be announced during this webinar.
The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign
The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2. ICESat-2 is using lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. By timing how long it takes laser beams to travel from the satellite to Earth and back, scientists can calculate the height of glaciers, sea ice, forests, lakes and more – including the changing ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. The satellite is also measuring tree heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.
The campaign is focusing on one exciting variable that the ICESat-2 satellite is measuring: tree height. The campaign is creating an organized community of students who take tree height measurements; compare these measurements to established NASA programs; research tree height data from other GLOBE schools and countries; and take supplemental protocol measurements. Participants will be able to compare their tree height data to the tree height data from ICESat-2. In addition, scientists from the ICESat-2 mission will periodically review the tree height data. This data will allow scientists to use it as satellite data validation and in potential professional research.
To learn more about the NASA ICESat-2 satellite mission, click here.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE, including how to start taking measurements, how to retrieve relevant data, how to view ICESat-2 Satellite data, and how to connect to the campaign community, click here.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office