The 2003-2004 GLOBE Program Research Team at Elizabeth City State
University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina will establish and
monitor three environmental sites on the campus of ECSU. With these
three established sites, the research team will
conduct investigations in the following areas, which are called
GLOBE protocols: atmosphere and soil investigations.
atmosphere investigations, we will record air temperature, minimum,
and maximum temperatures from our instrument shelter located behind the Lester Hall
building at Elizabeth City State University. With the newly installed digital
multi-day max/min/current air and soil
thermometer, this device is used to record daily measurements of
maximum, minimum, and current air and soil temperatures. We will also record rainfall
measurements with our rain gauge system located next to the instrument shelter.
We will also test the pH level for our capture rainfall samples.
by collecting environmental data from around the campus that encompass
these 2 protocols, 3 pre-service mathematics teacher education
students will gain a better understanding of Earth and its interrelated
cycles which comprise an integrated system.
The team will upload the collected environmental data to the GLOBE
website, the 2003-2004 GLOBE Program Research Team will provide these environmental data that
will enable scientists to help study the earth's system.
The GLOBE Research Team will collect and evaluate
the obtained data, and create graphical models to express the
data both qualitatively and qualitatively using the GLOBE website data resources.