What do I do in this protocol?
This protocol measures the surface temperature using a simple digital thermometer.
In this process you will:
1) Identify a site.
2) Use an infrared thermometer to take nine measurements.
3) Obtain an average of the measurements.
4) Make a series of cloud/sky observations to add with your surface temperature data.
4) Submit your data to GLOBE.gov.
What do I need to participate?
A site with a homogenous surface area (e.g., a grass lawn, a beach, a parking area without cars that cast shadows). Once you have chosen a site the first step is to tell us about your site. A site with a large homogenous area is more visible to a satellite in space.
An infrared thermometer: You can buy the standard instrument here. Youth groups or individual youth participants can apply to receive a free one here.
A computer or phone: You will enter data using this data form. You will need access to the internet to do that. [Make the form a bookmark so you can return easily!]
How do I do it?
This video makes learning the protocol simple. Questions that will arise can be asked at firstname.lastname@example.org