GLOBE Connections

Hurricane Dynamics: Protocols and Data Sheets

GLOBE Cloud Chart

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.

GLOBE protocols can be used to collect many types of data to examine the effects of a hurricane. Students can use the protocols to collect data and share their data with other GLOBE students around the world. As scientists continue their study of the impacts of hurricanes, they can use these data.


Datasheets are provided to guide students in the collection of data. Once data have been collected, students have the opportunity to enter their data on the GLOBE website so that they can be shared with others within the GLOBE community. This allows for a variety of research to be conducted comparing data from different locations around the world.

Data Sheets:

Air Temperature Data Sheet                                 

Air Temperature Data Sheet

Atmosphere Investigation Integrated 1-Day Data Sheet includes the following protocols:

  • Air TemperatureAtmosphere Integrated 1 Day Data Sheet
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Relative Humidity
  • Clouds




Clouds Data Sheet

 Clouds Data Sheet

Soil Moisture - Gravimetric (There are three different data sheets.)


Soil Moisture - Depth Profile                                    Soil Moisture - Star Pattern                   

Soil Moisture Data Sheet - Depth Profile                            Soil Moisture Data Sheet - Star Pattern                         

 Soil Moisture - Transect Pattern 

Soil Moisture Data Sheet - Transect Pattern


Soil Moisture - Sensor                                            Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern 

Soil Moisture Sensor Data Sheet                                   Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern Data Sheet