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					                     Surface Temperature Protocol

Surface Temperature Protocol
                                 Surface Temperature Protocol

  Goals for the Training Session
• Provide an inquiry context for the data
  collection and science content
• Provide accurate science content
• Review procedures for data collection
• Review data entry and analysis
• Discuss classroom implementation
• Collect feedback from participants
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             Inquiry Context
                            • How does the time of year
                              affect the surface
                            • How does surface temperature
                              compare with air temperature?
                            • Can surface temperature
                              measurements help scientists
                              study the urban heat island
• How does surface temperature vary with land cover
  (e.g. bare soil, short grass, tall grass, concrete, sand)?
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Local Inquiry Example
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         Why do GLOBE scientists
       research surface temperature?
• Help calculate the rate of
  heat and moisture
  exchange between the
  atmosphere and the soil
• Verification of remotely
  sensed temperature
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Science Content: What is surface temperature?

     Surface temperature is the radiating
     temperature of the ground surface.
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Instruments: Infrared Thermometer
                 • Measures infrared
                   (heat) radiation
                   emanating from surface
                   and converts to
                 • Check calibration once
                   a year
                 • Use thermal glove
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        The Measurements
• Surface Temperature
  Supplemental Site
• Cloud Protocols
• Snow Depth
• Surface Temperature
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Collecting Data: Field/Lab Guides & Data Sheets
   Field/Lab Guides:
   •   Surface Temperature Field Guide
   •   Cloud Cover and Contrail Cover Protocol Field Guide
   •   Cloud Type and Contrail Type Protocol Field Guide
   •   Solid Precipitation Protocol Field Guide

   Data Sheets:
   • Surface Temperature Data Sheet
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    Collecting Data: Protocol
• Initially select from Land Cover Sample Sites,
  Atmosphere Study Sites or Soil Moisture Study Sites
• Fill out Supplemental Site Definition Data
• Make Cloud Protocols observations
• Pick nine random observation spots in the study site at
  least 5 m apart
   – Read and record surface temperature
   – Record local time-convert to Universal Time
   – Measure and record snow depth
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    Enter Data on the GLOBE Web Site
Step 1: Confirm that a Land Cover Sample Site,
        Atmosphere Study Site or Soil Moisture Study
        Site has been defined.
Step 2: Select “Surface Temperature Site Selection”
        from the atmosphere data entry menu
Step 3: Select site and initial, correcting, or updating
        information option
Step 4: Enter date & supplemental site definition data
        from the surface temperature data sheet
Step 5: Confirm data entries on verification page
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   Enter Data on the GLOBE Web Site
Step 1: Confirm that the Surface Temperature
        Site Selection is completed
Step 2: Select “Surface Temperature
        Measurements” from the atmosphere
        data entry menu
Step 3: Enter date/ select site/9 UT times
Step 4: Enter cloud and surface temperature
Step 5: Confirm data entries on verification page
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                                      Looking at the Data
Parking Lot Temperature Comparison of Two Schools
Surface Temperature (C)

                          25                                     Whitmer HS, Toledo
                          15                                     Meadowvale ES, Toledo
                               20050411   20050414    20050419
                                 12:40      16:06       15:37
                                 Date and Time (YYYYMMDD UT)
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      Classroom Implementation
•   Inquiry
•   Curriculum/Standards Alignment
•   Assessment
•   Classroom Management
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          Getting Started
• The GLOBE Web site has information
• GLOBE Help Desk or your Country
  Coordinator can support you as you get
• Get your students involved doing real

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