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10/01/2012
GLOBE Website Enhancements Continue With Impactful Additions
The new GLOBE website continues to evolve with meaningful enhancements. To amplify this point, the GLOBE Program Office (GPO) technology team, in conjunction with our partners at Raytheon Web Services, has created a photo upload link in the data entry pages for community members who are participating in the Climate and Land Cover (CLC) Intensive Observing Period (IOP), which runs from 1-31 October.  >>

09/23/2012
Calling All Artists - Enter the 2013 GLOBE Climate Calendar Competition
The time is now for your students to showcase their artistic abilities. Encourage them to participate in the first-ever student climate calendar art competition.  >>

09/17/2012
Take part in the Phenology and Land Cover Project
The GLOBE Phenology and Land Cover Project is a new way to participate in the Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) Phase Two. This is a fun and easy activity. Here's how it works:  >>

09/17/2012
Continue to take part in the Great Global Investigation of Climate and the Climate and Land Cover Project
Continue to build upon the datasets your students have already collected and encourage them to develop research projects based on the data GLOBE students have collected worldwide and can be accessed in the GLOBE database. The following projects have robust data sets from the past year of data collection.  >>

09/17/2012
SCRC Webinars Keep You Informed
The GLOBE Program provides quarterly updates on SCRC activities, as well as other webinars on a variety of SCRC themes. For an update on recent SCRC activities and events, mark your calendars for the next webinar:  >>

09/17/2012
Earn Badges for Participation in SCRC
Phase Two of the Student Climate Research Campaign focuses on conducting climate science research projects using GLOBE data and other long-term datasets. There are new components to Phase Two that will make participation in the campaign even more appealing to your students. Now they can earn badges for their participation in SCRC.  >>

09/17/2012
Learn More About Climate Science through Climate Foundations
The Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) Climate Foundations introduces students to basic climate science and identifies opportunities for teachers to participate in professional development focused on climate science. Two SCRC Learning Activities ensure that students understand the fundamentals of weather and climate. See the Climate Foundations web page for more details.  >>

09/10/2012
Announcing Phase 2 of the Student Climate Research Campaign
Beginning today, 10 September 2012, GLOBE embarks on Phase Two of SCRC. Phase Two focuses on conducting climate science research using GLOBE data and other long-term datasets. This is the main thrust of SCRC Phase Two.  >>

09/06/2012
Webinars: 11 + 12 September - How to Develop a Research Question
Dates/Times ● 11 September - 14:00 UTC ● 12 September - 00:00 UTC This is the first webinar in the SCRC Scientist Skills series on how to develop a research question. Presenter: Dixon Butler GPO Lead Facilitators: Kristin Wegner, Sarah Tessendorf.  >>

09/05/2012
Sunphotometer Study by NASA Student Intern
Alec Weisman, a student at Baldwin Wallace University, recently completed an internship at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. During his summer internship, Alec worked with Dr. Margaret Pippin and Dr. Ali Omar to study aerosol optical depth (AOD). Alec used GLOBE's Aerosol Sunphotometer and compared observations using this hand-held device with AERONET (NASA's Aerosol Robotic Network) AOD and Department of Environmental Quality PM2.5 measurements. Alec found strong correlation between GLOBE sunphotometer 505 nm and AERONET level 1.5 AOD at 500nm. By graphing the data, Alec found the corresponding slope to be 0.9446, indicating that the correlation is nearly 1:1. He also concluded that for AOD values less than 0.4 the correlation is the strongest. During this summer experience Alec not only conducted research using GLOBE protocols, but he became GLOBE certified as a pre-service teacher. "I've been fortunate," Alec says, "to fall under the guidance of some great people throughout my life and because of their help I've been able to do some great things." Alec was selected for the internship after applying through NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative: Student Online Application a for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholars (OSSI:SOLAR) program, found online at: https://intern.nasa.gov/solar/web/public/main/ .  >>