Citizen Science: GLOBE Observer - Land Cover

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Registration required. Zoom link and password emailed to all registrants the day before the program. 


Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel enables you to photograph the landscape, identify the kinds of land cover you see (trees, grass, etc.), and then match your observations to satellite data. You can also share your knowledge of the land and how it has changed.

Land cover changes with climate change or land use decisions. Changes in land cover matter because land cover can alter temperatures and rainfall patterns. Land cover influences the way water flows or is absorbed, potentially leading to floods or landslides. Improved land cover maps will provide a better baseline to study all of these factors at both global and local scales, particularly as scientists integrate improved land cover maps into global models.


Event Type(s): Science and Nature
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior, Teen, School Age
Judy Brown
(805) 467-3224

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