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Publications and Presentations

The publications and presentations listed below are related to the types of data collected by the GLOBE Observer app (Clouds, Mosquito Habitat Mapper, Land Cover, Trees and the temporary Eclipse tool), or the app generally. A full list of publications related to the GLOBE Program can be found here.

 

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GLOBE Observer and the GO on a Trail Data Challenge: A Citizen Science Approach to Generating a Global Land Cover Land Use Reference Dataset

Kohl H.A., Nelson P.V., Pring J., Weaver K.L., et al., (2021). GLOBE Observer and the GO on a Trail Data Challenge: A Citizen Science Approach to Generating a Global Land Cover Land Use Reference Dataset. Frontiers in Climate, Vol. 3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.620497

Going Beyond Hooked Participants: The Nibble-and-Drop Framework for Classifying Citizen Science Participation

Fischer, H., Cho, H. and Storksdieck, M., (2021). Going Beyond Hooked Participants: The Nibble-and- Drop Framework for Classifying Citizen Science Participation. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1), p.10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.350

ICESat-2 and the Trees Around the GLOBE student research campaign: Looking at Earth's tree height, one tree at a time

Campbell, B., (2021). ICESat-2 and the Trees Around the GLOBE student research campaign: Looking at Earth's tree height, one tree at a time. Acta Astronautica, 182, 203-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.02.002

Clouds around the world: How a simple data challenge became a worldwide success

Colón Robles, M., Amos, H. M., Dodson, J. B., Bouwman, J., Rogerson, T. M., Bombosch, A., Farmer, L., Burdick, A., Taylor, J. E. & Chambers, L.H., (2020). Clouds around the world: How a simple data challenge became a worldwide success. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0295.1

Technical Report: GLOBE Observer Data: 2016–2019

Amos, H. M., Starke, M. J., Rogerson, T. M., Colón Robles, M., Andersen, T., Boger, R., et al., (2020). GLOBE Observer Data: 2016–2019. Earth and Space Science, 7, e2020EA001175. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EA001175

Identifying hurricane impacts on Barbuda using citizen science ground observations, drone photography and satellite imagery

Boger, R., Low, R., and Nelson, P., (2020). Identifying hurricane impacts on Barbuda using citizen science ground observations, drone photography and satellite imagery. The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; Gottingen Vol. XLII-3/W11, 23-28. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W11-23-2020

Can an App Change How You See the World? GLOBE Observer for Interpreters

Weaver, K., Davis A., and Giddens, J., (2019). Can an App Change How You See the World? GLOBE Observer for Interpreters. Legacy: The Magazine of the National Association for Interpretation, vol. 30, no. 5, September/October 2019, pp. 20-23.

Validation of GLOBE Citizen Science Air Temperature Observations Using Data from the Great American Solar Eclipse

Rahman, I. u., Czajkowski, K., Jiang, Y., & Weaver, K., (2019). Validation of GLOBE Citizen Science Air Temperature Observations Using Data from the Great American Solar Eclipse. In S.R. Buxner, L. Shore, & J.B. Jensen (Eds.), Celebrating the 2017 Great American Eclipse: Lessons Learned from the Path of Totality (pp. 501-509). San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series.

Integrating Tech: Making Science Come Alive With Clouds

Colón Robles, M., Bouwman, J., and Smith-Long, C., (2019). Integrating Tech: Making Science Come Alive With Clouds. NSTA Science Scope, vol. 43, no. 4, November 2019. pp. 8-12.

Larval breeding characteristics and distribution of Aedes mosquito species in the economic capital of Benin: A public health concern

Aikpon, R., Klotoé, J.R., Dramane, G., Brettenny, M., and Lawani, Y., (2019). Larval breeding characteristics and distribution of Aedes mosquito species in the economic capital of Benin: A public health concern. International Journal of Entomology Research, 4(3):57-62.

How Cool Was the Eclipse? Collecting Earth Science Data With Citizen Scientists and GLOBE Observer

Weaver, K., Kohl, H., Martin, A., & Burdick, A., (2019). How Cool Was the Eclipse? Collecting Earth Science Data With Citizen Scientists and GLOBE Observer. In S.R. Buxner, L. Shore, & J.B. Jensen (Eds.), Celebrating the 2017 Great American Eclipse: Lessons Learned from the Path of Totality (pp. 511-524). San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series.

Eclipse Across America: Citizen Science Observations of the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dodson, J.B., Colón Robles, M.,Taylor J.E., DeFontes, C.C., Weaver K.L., (2019). Eclipse Across America: Citizen Science Observations of the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Journal of Applied Meteorology & Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0297.1.

Connecting a Community of Observers Directly to NASA Satellites

Hayden, L., Taylor, J., and Colon Robles, M., (2019). GLOBE: Connecting a Community of Observers Directly to NASA Satellites. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 7(1), 98-99. DOI: 10.1109/MGRS.2019.2891930

Mosquitoes and Public Health: Improving Data Validation of Citizen Science Contributions Using Computer Vision

Muñoz, J.P., Boger, R., Dexter, S., and Low, R., (2019). Mosquitoes and Public Health: Improving Data Validation of Citizen Science Contributions Using Computer Vision. In N. Wickramasinghe and F. Bodendorf (Eds), Delivering Superior Health and Wellness Management with IoT and Analytics. Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17347-0_23

Connected climate change learning through citizen science: an assessment of priorities and needs of formal and informal educators and community members in Alaska

Spellman KV, Sparrow EB, Chase MJ, Larson A, Kealy K., (2018). Connected climate change learning through citizen science: an assessment of priorities and needs of formal and informal educators and community members in Alaska. Connected Science Learning 1(6): 1-24.

CERES S’COOL Project Update: The Evolution and Value of a Long-Running Education Project with a Foundation in NASA Earth Science Missions

Chambers, L.H., McKeown, M.A., McCrea, S.A., Martin, A.M., Rogerson T.M., and Bedka, K.M., (2017). CERES S’COOL Project Update: The Evolution and Value of a Long-Running Education Project with a Foundation in NASA Earth Science Missions. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 473–483.

Validation of the MODIS snow product and cloud mask using student and NWS cooperative station observations in the Lower Great Lakes Region

Ault, T. W., Czajkowski, K. P., Benko, T., Coss, J., Struble, J., Spongberg, A., Templin, M and Gross, C., (2006). Validation of the MODIS snow product and cloud mask using student and NWS cooperative station observations in the Lower Great Lakes Region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 105(4), 341–353.

The CERES S'COOL Project

Chambers, L.H., Young, D.F., Costulis, P.K., Detweiler, P.T., Fischer, J.D., Sepulveda,R., Stoddard, D.B., and Falcone, A., (2003). The CERES S'COOL Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 84, 759–766. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-84-6-759

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Beyond Data Collection: How COVID-19 Changed How We Do Data Challenges

Mortimer, H. and Weaver, K. (2021, May). Beyond Data Collection: How COVID-19 Changed How We Do Data Challenges. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

Data Challenges and More: Using Events to Support Citizen Science with NASA and the GLOBE Program

Weaver, K., Campbell, B., and Colón Robles, M. (2021, May) Data Challenges and More: Using Events to Support Citizen Science with NASA and the GLOBE Program. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

Citizen Science at Home: Public Libraries and Family Science

Schwerin, T. and Byrd, V. (2021, May) Citizen Science at Home: Public Libraries and Family Science. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

Adapting a Citizen Science Data Collection Tool for Community Science

Kohl, H., Weaver, K., Mortimer, H., Schwerin, T., Soeffing, C., Low, R., Campbell, B., and Owen, T. (2021, May). Adapting a Citizen Science Data Collection Tool for Community Science. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

Citizen Scientist Contributions to Data Quality: Developing Algorithms to Improve Science Outcomes

Kimura, M., Babaria, P., Ingle, P., Clark, A., Low, R., and Nelson, P. (2021, May). Citizen Scientist Contributions to Data Quality: Developing Algorithms to Improve Science Outcomes. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

GLOBE Observer’s Citizen Science Information Quality Ecosystem: Examples from the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover Tools

Ingle, P., Kimura, M., Babaria, P., Clark, A., Low, R., Nelson, P., and Boger, R. (2021, May). GLOBE Observer’s Citizen Science Information Quality Ecosystem: Examples from the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover Tools. Virtual poster presentation at CitSciVirtual, conference of the Citizen Science Association.

Transitions in Citizen Science with the GLOBE Program during a Global Pandemic: Shifting Gears from Data Collection to Data Literacy

Colón Robles, M., Low, R., Campbell, B., (2021, April). Transitions in Citizen Science with the GLOBE Program during a Global Pandemic: Shifting Gears from Data Collection to Data Literacy. Presentation to the American Philosophical Society’s "The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science" Symposium.

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Authentic Student Research Experiences with GLOBE Clouds

Colón Robles, M., Bourgeault, J., Bouwman, J.R., Taylor, J., Harte, T.R., and Rogerson, T.M. (2020 January). Authentic Student Research Experiences with GLOBE Clouds. Presentation at the 2020 AMS 100th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Enabling Worldwide Citizen Science Reporting of Dust Storms with NASA’s GLOBE Observer App

Colón Robles, M., Amos, H., Schepanski, K., and Tong, D. (2020 January). Enabling Worldwide Citizen Science Reporting of Dust Storms with NASA’s GLOBE Observer App. Presentation at the 2020 AMS 100th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Citizen Science Data Quality: The GLOBE Program

Amos, H.M. and T. Andersen. (2020 January). Citizen Science Data Quality: The GLOBE Program. Oral presentation at the 2020 Earth Science Information Partnership (ESIP) Winter Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland.

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Students, Teachers, Citizen Scientists, and NASA Observing the Height of Our Planet, One Tree at a Time with ICESat-2 & the GLOBE Program

Campbell, B. (2019 December). Students, Teachers, Citizen Scientists, and NASA Observing the Height of Our Planet, One Tree at a Time with ICESat-2 & the GLOBE Program. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Global cloud cover: a comparison of satellite, model, and volunteer-reported data

Starke, M., Amos, H., Arnold, N., Rogerson, T., Colon-Robles, M. (2019 December). Global cloud cover: a comparison of satellite, model, and volunteer-reported data. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Public Libraries: Hubs for Community Science

Schwerin, T., Byrd, V., Soeffing, C., Quesenbury, S., Fite, R. (2019 December). Public Libraries: Hubs for Community Science. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

People Around the World are Looking for the Wet, Warm Places Where Annoying Tiny Flying Animals Make Their Homes

Soeffing, C., Low, R., Gardiner, L. (2019 December). People Around the World are Looking for the Wet, Warm Places Where Annoying Tiny Flying Animals Make Their Homes. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Evaluation of GEOS total cloud fraction with GLOBE citizen science observations and co-located satellite data

Amos, H., Starke, M., Arnold, N. (2019 December). Evaluation of GEOS total cloud fraction with GLOBE citizen science observations and co-located satellite data. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Evaluating the volunteer and scientific outcomes of citizen science programs

Fischer, H., Storksdieck, M. (2019 December). Evaluating the volunteer and scientific outcomes of citizen science programs. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Mosquitoes buzz around GLOBE!—The Challenges and Successes of a Citizen Science Project

Murphy, T., Wegner, K. (2019 December). Mosquitoes buzz around GLOBE!—The Challenges and Successes of a Citizen Science Project. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Girl Scouts and GLOBE Observer: Creating a Summer of Science for Girl Scout Campers

Owen, T., Fischer, H., Nelson, P. (2019 December). Girl Scouts and GLOBE Observer: Creating a Summer of Science for Girl Scout Campers. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Citizen Science as a Tool for Transdisciplinary Research and Stakeholder Engagement

Low, R., Schwerin, T., Codsi, R. (2019 December). Citizen Science as a Tool for Transdisciplinary Research and Stakeholder Engagement. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Leveraging thousands of contrail observations from GLOBE Citizen Scientists

Colon-Robles, M., Rogerson, T., Amos, H., Taylor, J.. Harte, T. (2019 December). Leveraging thousands of contrail observations from GLOBE Citizen Scientists. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

CERES Terra and Aqua cross comparisons to satellites collocations of ground observations

Ivey, K., Rogerson, T., Colon-Robles, M., Taylor, J. (2019 December). CERES Terra and Aqua cross comparisons to satellites collocations of ground observations. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Engaging Underserved High School Students in Science Investigations using NASA's GLOBE and GLOBE Observer Resources

Janney, D. (2019 December). Engaging Underserved High School Students in Science Investigations using NASA's GLOBE and GLOBE Observer Resources. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Combining NASA GLOBE Observer with Web Technologies to Broaden High School student Access to Authentic Science Research Experiences

Low, R., Soeffing, C., Schwerin, T., Baguio, M., Ferrell, T., Janney, D. (2019 December). Combining NASA GLOBE Observer with Web Technologies to Broaden High School student Access to Authentic Science Research Experiences. Presentation at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

GLOBE Goes to Camp

Harte, T. (2019 July). GLOBE Goes to Camp. Poster presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

NASA GLOBE Clouds: Your Observations Impacting the Research Community

Colón Robles, M. (2019 July). NASA GLOBE Clouds: Your Observations Impacting the Research Community. Poster presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Trees, Leaves, and IOPs: One Year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign

Campbell, B. (2019 July). Trees, Leaves, and IOPs: One Year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Poster presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Using NASA Earth Observing Satellite Data to Predict, Monitor, and Respond to Disease

Janney, D. (2019 July). Using NASA Earth Observing Satellite Data to Predict, Monitor, and Respond to Disease. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Teaming Up with GLOBE

Kohl, H. (2019 July). Teaming Up with GLOBE. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Introducing the User Guide for GLOBE Data

Amos, H. (2019 July). Introducing the User Guide for GLOBE Data. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Students, Teachers, Citizen Scientists, and NASA Observing the Height of Our Planet, One Tree at a Time

Campbell, B. (2019 July). Students, Teachers, Citizen Scientists, and NASA Observing the Height of Our Planet, One Tree at a Time. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual GLOBE Meeting, Detroit, MI.

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Quantifying the Meteorological Effects of the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse Using Citizen Scientist Observations

Brant Dodson, J., Colon-Robles, M., Cruickshank DeFontes, C., Taylor, J., & Weaver, K. (2018, December). Quantifying the Meteorological Effects of the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse Using Citizen Scientist Observations. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Geohealth

Schwerin, T. Nelson, P., Paull, S., & Low, R. (2018, December). Environment, Health, and Infectious Disease: The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Geohealth. Session convened at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

World Watching Thing

Low, R., & Gardiner, L. (2018, December). World Watching Thing: Find the Grow Up Places of Babies of Tiny Flying Animals That Bite, Using the Phone That You Take With You All the Time. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

Earth Science for the Next Eclipse

Weaver, K., & Taylor, J.; (2018, December). Earth Science for the Next Eclipse: Citizen Science via NASA’s GLOBE Observer App. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

Citizen Scientists as Community Agents of Change

Low, R. (2018, December). Citizen Scientists as Community Agents of Change: GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

Earth Science in the Palm of Your Hand

Weaver, K., & Soeffing, C. (2018, December). GLOBE Observer: Earth Science in the Palm of Your Hand. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

Citizen science cloud observations compared to near ground cloud observations from CALIPSO and MODIS satellite data over the Drake Passage

Colon-Robles, R., Farmer, L., Brant Dodson, J., Lucas Tackett, J., Cruickshank DeFontes, C., Ivey, K., Rogerson, T., & Taylor, J. (2018, December). Citizen science cloud observations compared to near ground cloud observations from CALIPSO and MODIS satellite data over the Drake Passage. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

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Capitalizing on citizen science data for validating models and generating hypotheses describing meteorological drivers of mosquito borne disease risk

Boger, R., Low, R., Paull, S., Anyamba, A., & Soebiyanto, R. (2017, December). Capitalizing on citizen science data for validating models and generating hypotheses describing meteorological drivers of mosquito-borne disease risk. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Citizen Science in Libraries

Schwerin, T., Riebeek Kohl, H., Dusenbery, P., LaConte, K., Taylor, J., Weaver, K., & Janney, D. (2017, December). Citizen Science in Libraries: Results and Insights from a Unique NASA Collaboration. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Engaging Citizen Scientists across North America to Monitor Eclipse Driven Environmental Change through NASA GLOBE Observer

Riebeek Kohl, H., Weaver, K., Overoye, D., Martin, A., & Andersen, T. (2017, December). Engaging Citizen Scientists across North America to Monitor Eclipse-driven Environmental Change through NASA GLOBE Observer, Results and Lessons Learned. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

GLOBE Observer Earth Science in the Palm of Your Hand

Weaver, K., & Riebeek Kohl, H. (2017, December). GLOBE Observer: Earth Science in the Palm of Your Hand. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper Geoscience and Public Health Connections

Low, R., & Boger, R. (2017, December). GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper: Geoscience and Public Health Connections. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

How Cool Was the Eclipse

Weaver, K., & Riebeek Kohl, H. (2017, December). How Cool was the Eclipse? Atmospheric Measurements and Citizen Science via NASA’s GLOBE Observer. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Live Storybook Outcomes of pilot multidisciplinary elementary earth science collaborative project

Soeffing, S., & Pierson, R. (2017, December). Live Storybook Outcomes of pilot multidisciplinary elementary earth science collaborative project. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Mitigating Mosquito Disease Vectors with Citizen Science

Riebeek Kohl, H., Low, R., Boger, R., Schwerin, T., & Janney, D. (2017, December). Mitigating Mosquito Disease Vectors with Citizen Science: a Review of the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper Pilot and Implications for Wide-scale Implementation. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.