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January 2019: Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Intensive Observation Period – Tree Height

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will host an Intensive Observation Period (IOP) during the month of January 2019 (winter in the Northern Hemisphere, summer in the Southern Hemisphere). This is the first of four IOPs that will be held during the campaign: January 2019, Tree Height; April 2019, Land Cover; July 2019, Tree Height; and October 2019, Land Cover.

During this IOP, students will:

  • take measurements of tree height and one additional protocol (from the suite of campaign protocols found at:;
  • take measurements at least three times per week for one month at the same study site for both protocols (tree height measurements should be of the same trees each time for each site; there can be multiple sites, thereby increasing the number of trees measured);
  • report the number of tree height measurements and identify the additional protocol measurement and number of measurements by the fifth day of the following month.

Every 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 Tree Height IOP Winner Badge
  • a virtual one-on-one Q&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer.

The primary goal of this IOP 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, 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.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office