Instruments
Measurements
Instrument
Photos
Atmosphere/Climate
Cloud Cover/Type Cloud chart
Precipitation Liquid Rain gauge
Solid Snow board, Rain gauge, Snow depth pole
Precipitation pH pH indicator paper
pH pen, two buffer (7 and 4 or 10)
pH meter, three pH buffers (7, 4, and 10)
Air Temperature: Maximum, Minimum, and Current Maximum / Minimum thermometer, Calibration thermometer, Instrument shelter
Hydrology
Transparency Deep Water Sites Only Secchi disk, 5 m rope
Surface Water Turbidity tube
Water Temperature Organic liquid filled thermometer
Water pH pH indicator paper
pH pen, two buffer (7 and 4 or 10)
pH meter, three pH buffers (7, 4, and 10)
Electrical Conductivity – Fresh Water Sites Only Total dissolved solids (conductivity) tester, Calibration solution
Alkalinity Water alkalinity kit
Soil
Soil Characterization – Field Horizon Depth, Structure, Colour, Consistence, Texture, Carbonates Meter stick, Colour chart, Sample cans, shovel or Auger
Soil Characterization – LabBulk Density, Particle Size, Particle Density, soil pH Drying oven, 100 mL Graduated cylinder, 500 mL clear plastic graduated cylinder, Hydrometer, Thermometer, Dispersing solution, pH paper or meter
Soil Moisture Balance, meter stick, drying oven, Sample cans, 50 m tape measure
Soil Temperature Soil thermometer
Land Cover / Biology
Land cover mapping Remote sensing image, MultiSpec software
Species Identification Dichotomous keys
BiometryTree Circumference, Tree Height, Canopy Cover, Ground Cover Clinometer and Densiometer (both may be student – made, 50 m tape measure
GPS
Latitude and Longitude of study sites GPS receiver
The GLOBE Program
1. Providing a common platform to interact with the students and teachers on environmental issues.
2. Helping a lot in spreading and disseminating environmental knowledge and concepts to large number of people.
3. Providing "Hands-on Environmental Experience" on environmental concepts to the students to carry out various measurements.
4. Motivating students to learn about scientific protocols by performing environmental learning activities, which are already introduced as theory in the greened textbooks.

 

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