Climate and Land Cover Project Extensions

 

Using GLOBE Data to Analyze Land Cover

In this extension, students find another GLOBE school that reported the same MUC class and systematically compare the other GLOBE measurements that each school reported.

Using GLOBE Data to Analyze Land Cover Learning Activity

Ex. activity - Obtain the name and location of two GLOBE schools who have reported the same MUC code.  Ask students to make comparisons between the photographs submitted by their school and those submitted by another school reporting the same MUC class.

Connecting to GLOBE Soil and Soil Temperature Protocols

In this extension, students will examine the GLOBE soil protocols to answer some key questions that connect soil and land cover.  Some key questions include:

  • How would soil temperature change as land use changes?  Why is this important?
  • How does this relate to air temperature and the water cycle?

Additional protocols needed:

  1. GLOBE Soil Protocols
  2. Soil Temperature Protocol
 

Connecting to GLOBE Biometry Protocol

In this extension, students will examine the GLOBE biometry protocol to answer some key questions that connect vegetative species and land cover.  Some key questions include:

  • What are the dominant and co-dominant species in your Land Cover Sample Site? Do these species always occur in sites that have the same MUC class?
  • Are the dominant and co-dominant species common in your area? Are these species native to your area? Are the trees mature or juvenile?

Additional protocols needed:

  1. GLOBE Biometry Protocol
 

Connecting to GLOBE Phenology Protocols (Green-up, Green-down) and the Phenology and Climate Project

The period between green-up and green-down or senescence is known as the growing season, and changes in the length of the growing season may be an indication of global climate change. On-the-ground observations of plant green-up and green-down are needed to validate satellite estimates. 

Additional protocols needed:

  1. GLOBE Green-up Protocol
  2. GLOBE Green-down Protocol