GLOBE Connections

Changes in Land Surface/Land Use Change: GLOBE Protocols and Data Sheets


Interested in collecting data about the featured phenomenon at your school? Visit this page to explore GLOBE protocols (data collection procedures) and student datasheets that support your students' investigations.

BiometryBiometry ProtocolMeasure and classify the plant life present at a Land Cover Sample Site to help determine the MUC classification.

Land Cover Summary Data Sheet
Land Cover ClassificationDetermine the major land cover type at a Land Cover Sample Site.


Soil CharacterizationStudents will identify horizons in a soil profile, observe the structure, color, consistency, texture, and the presence of rocks, roots, and carbonates of each Soil Characterization Protocolhorizon, and take samples for use in laboratory characterization protocols.