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