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There's a Few More Days to Participate in the July Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign IOP
The July Intensive Observation Period (IOP) for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign is on! The focus is on tree height.
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.
Each IOP 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 one-on-one Q&A session with a NASA scientist, researcher, or engineer; and a Virtual Tree Height IOP Winner Badge. The major goal here 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, 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.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office