Opunake High School GLOBE project

Opunake High School started a GLOBE project in 2007.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.

Opunake High School explored the water quality of the local river and started collecting weather data with an automated weather station on 6th September 2007. The school now has substantial and important information on the annual temperature and precipitation variations and trends.

Project Overview[edit | edit source]

Six Taranaki schools are listed on the GLOBE site.

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Click on the school name to see the details and the data. You can enter a customised date range, and select to plot 'Solar Noon Temperature Dailies' or 'Minimum Daily Temperature' or 'Maximum Daily Temperature'.

Project Report[edit | edit source]

This gallery shows screen-shots of the Opunake results over 12 years.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Learn about the GLOBE protocols, how to enrol your schooland training modules under "Get Training".

References[edit | edit source]

GLOBE is sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of State. Internationally, GLOBE is implemented through government-to-government agreements with each country partner responsible for in-country activities. As the lead agency for GLOBE in the U.S., NASA has the primary responsibility for administering the government-to-government agreements, and for the management of the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) and the data and information systems that support the worldwide implementation.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program