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Have You Read the Most Recent Trees Around the GLOBE Blogs? Check Them out Today!

Are you participating in the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign? Then you’ll want to read the most recent GLOBE Community Blogs written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist.

“Pacing, Tree Height, and Land Cover” (09 December 2020)

“Did you know that your pace is a vital part of taking observations of tree height and land cover? A pace is a unit of length consisting either of one normal walking step, or of a double step, returning to the same foot, your dominant foot,” Campbell said in the blog.

“The NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool uses your height to estimate your step length, which it then uses to estimate the distance to the tree, but you can also measure your pace directly, which will make your tree height measurements more accurate. Want to learn how to figure out your pace? Please take a look at the NASA GLOBE Observer 'Find Your Pace' Activity.”

“Pacing is vital to making sure that you get an accurate tree height measurement and that you are able to accurately measure the 50m area when taking land cover observations.

To read the blog, click here.

“The 25,000th NASA GO Tree Height is in” (07 December 2020)

WOOHOO! It’s time to celebrate! The NASA GLOBE Observer just had its 25,000th citizen science tree height observation. The observation came in on November 30, 2020 from Corvallis, Oregon. Since the release of the NASAGO Trees Tool on March 26, 2019, there has been an average of 40 tree height observations taken per day across the GLOBE Program participant countries,” Campbell said in the blog.

To read the blog, click here.

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, click here.


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office