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GLOBE Observer: Tree Height

Trees are diverse and tree height can tell us a lot about Earth’s ecosystems. Satellites and ground-based measurements are used to track tree growth, monitor how well an ecosystem supports trees, and estimate how much carbon is stored by trees. GLOBE’s citizen scientist community encourages citizen scientists to use the GLOBE Observer app to take tree height measurements with their smart phones. These observations are added to a freely available, global inventory of tree height. Download the GLOBE Observer app and start taking tree height measurements.

GLOBE Observer also has tools to take observations of clouds, land cover, and mosquito habitats.


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Lead Producer:
Liz Wilk (USRA)

Liz Wilk (USRA)

Project Support:
Holli Riebeek Kohl (SSAI)
Tassia Owen (GST)

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