News - GLOBE Observer
10/31/2019Who Cares About Trees and Tree Height? We ALL Should!
“Tree height is a function of desirable site conditions, species parameters, and competition. The goal for a tree is to develop its leaf surface area to maximize its ability to produce energy >>
05/29/2019Follow Lewis and Clark this Summer as a Citizen Scientist
This year NASA and the National Park Service encourage the public to follow in these explorers’ footsteps through a new citizen science challenge from June 1 to Sept. 2. Use your smart phone and the NASA GLOBE Observer (GO) app to map land cover along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and elsewhere to assist scientists studying environmental changes. >>
03/26/2019Help NASA Measure Trees with Your Smartphone
Healthy forests play a crucial role in Earth’s ecosystem as growing trees take up carbon from the atmosphere. NASA satellites and airborne missions study forests to see how carbon moves through ecosystems – and now citizen scientists can help investigate this key question as well by using their smartphone to measure tree height. >>