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Congratulations to the Winner of the July 2019 Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Tree Height IOP
The GLOBE Program would like to congratulate the winner of the July 2019 Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Tree Height Intensive Observation Period (IOP): Y-Hsien Lee of The National Kinmen Senior High School from The Taiwan Partnership, with 126 measurements in 31 days.
IOPs are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect large amounts of data and enter it in the GLOBE database. Data that is collected during an IOP will provide other GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. This can also be referred to as "Data Density." Ground-based data density can serve as way to help validate data coming from satellites and airborne instruments.
For instance, if GLOBE students take multiple measurements of tree height and land cover over a short amount of time and build up a strong database, scientists working with the ICESat-2 satellite tree height data can use the IOP student data to help validate the ICESt-2 tree height measurements. Scientists working with land cover data from the Landsat satellite can do the same for land cover.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE campaign, click here.
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office