Read New Blog, “Retrieving and Visualizing Tree Height Data is Pretty Easy”


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Participating in the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign? A new blog, “Retrieving and Visualizing Tree Height Data is Pretty Easy,” written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist offers invaluable assistance!

“Since the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focuses on students taking tree height measurements, then using that data, and data from others, to develop student research projects, being able to find that data easily is paramount to success,” Campbell said in the blog. “Did you know that The GLOBE Program made several tutorials to help you find your data on the GLOBE Visualization System and the Advanced Data Access Tool?”

The blog presents two tutorials, which don’t specifically discuss tree height measurement, but do serve as a guide to help you retrieve and access any type of GLOBE data that you are seeking. “Teachers, please take a look at this and show it to your students,” Campbell said.

To read the entire blog, and review the tutorials, click here.

Join Upcoming Webinar: 12 November

On Tuesday, 12 November, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Getting Comfortable with ICESat-2 Height Data and the Open Altimetry Online Tool” will be held at 2:00 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. UTC).

One of the major ways students can perform student research is to compare GLOBE student and citizen science tree height data to height data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2). By comparing this data, students can see just how close the satellite tracks over their locations and if certain GLOBE-measured trees have been measured by ICESat-2. Amy Fitzgerrell from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado, USA, will be guiding an interactive tutorial of the Open Altimetry online tool.

To register for the upcoming webinars and to receive emails about future webinars, 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


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