Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Data Available on the WWW
Entry ID: GLOBE_DATA

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Summary
Abstract: GLOBE is a worldwide network of students, teachers and scientists working
together to study and understand the global environment.

Students (K-12) conduct and array of measurements and observations at their
schools and share their data via the Internet with other students and
scientists around the world. Teachers instruct students on how to take
measurements, and help students understand the relevance of their observations.
Scientists analyze the data in conjunction with information obtained from
other sources (e.g. satellites and models) to help develop a better
understanding of Earth systems.

Data are available via for download in tabular form (ASCII), as shapefiles, and
as rendered maps via a Web Mapping Service (WMS).

The data include:
Atmosphere
- Clouds and Contrails
- Aerosols
- Water Vapor
- Barometric Pressure
- Relative Humidity
- Precipitation (Rain, Snow, Snowpack, pH)
- Max/Min/Current Air Temperature
- Surface Temperature
- Surface Ozone

Hydrology
- Water Transparency
- Water Temperature
- Dissolved Oxygen
- Electrical Conductivity
- Salinity
- pH
- Alkalinity
- Nitrate
- Freshwater Macroinvertebrates

Soil
- Soil Characterization
- Soil Temperature
- Gravimetric Soil Moisture
- Bulk Density
- Soil Particle Density
- Soil Particle Size Distribution
- Soil pH
- Soil Fertility
- Soil Moisture
- Infiltration

Land Cover/Biology
- Land Cover
- Biometry
- Manual Land Cover Mapping
- Computerized MultiSpec Land Cover Mapping
- Land Cover Change Detection
- Fire Fuel

Phenology
- Budburst
- Green-Up
- Green-Down
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
- Phenological Gardens
- Lilac Phenology
- Arctic Bird Migration Monitoring
- Seaweed Reproductive Phenology

More information about GLOBE can be found on the WWW at:
"http://www.globe.gov"
GLOBE data access is available online:
"http://viz.globe.gov/viz-bin/access.cgi"
GLOBE data visualizations are available at:
"http://viz.globe.gov/viz-bin/home.cgi"
GLOBE WMS is available at:
"http://viz.globe.gov/viz-bin/wmt.cgi?"

UCAR and Colorado State University manage the GLOBE Program under a cooperative
agreement with NASA, with support from the National Science Foundation and the
U.S. Department of State.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GLOBE Data Visualizations


Link: GET DATA
Description: GLOBE Data Access


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: Service metadata record on GLOBE Program Archive of Environmental Data.


Link: GET SERVICE > GET MAP SERVICE
Description: GLOBE WMS


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: GLOBE Website


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-17


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE >FIRE FUEL    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PARTICLE DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >TROPOSPHERIC OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES >CONTRAILS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >PHENOLOGY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DOMINANT SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS >TREE HEIGHT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ALKALINITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >LIGHT TRANSMISSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TURBIDITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL POROSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT PHENOLOGY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
GLOBE >Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ANDERSON CLASSIFICATION
ANDERSON LAND COVER
CLOUD COVER
DAILY MAXIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE
DAILY MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE
DIAMETER OF TRUNK/STEM
HEIGHT OF DOMINANT VEGETATION
LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
LAND COVER/LAND USE
SURFACE WATER
TREE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
TREE TRUNK DIAMETER


Originating Center
GLOBE


Data Center
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.globe.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL TURPIN
Phone: 303 497-2461
Email: help at globe.gov
Contact Address:
GLOBE /UCAR
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (WWW)


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13

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