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The January Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Land Cover IOP Is On!

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign is hosting an Intensive Observation Period (IOP) throughout the month of January. The focus of this IOP is on land cover.

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.

Each IOP participant will receive a Virtual Land Cover IOP Badge. The GLOBE school with the most collected land cover 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 Land Cover 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 January IOP, click here.

14 January Webinar

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “How Much Water Do Trees Use and Need? NASA’s New ECOSTRESS Mission on the International Space Station,” will be held on Tuesday, 14 January (2:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. UTC).

During the webinar, participants will hear Dr. Joshua Fisher, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, USA, talk about how the new NASA ECOSTRESS Mission monitors trees. NASA launched the ECOSTRESS mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2018. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, and uses that temperature to determine how much water they are using – and losing – through evapotranspiration, as well as water stress and efficiency. The resolutions of ECOSTRESS enable it to see individual farms, as well as changes throughout the day.

To register for the webinar, click here

To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE campaign, click here.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office