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Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar #26: Trees: The Lungs of the Earth

Updated on October 27, 2020 - 12:45 PM CDT
Posted on October 22, 2020 - 1:42 PM CDT

11/11/2020 (Wed) - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CST

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 3:00pm ET (8:00pm UTC, 9:00pm CET). Trees: The Lungs of the Earth. Trees are the lungs of our planet. Through photosynthesis they take up carbon dioxide and water and produce oxygen, a process that plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Come hear Dr. Erika Podest, a research scientist with the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California USA, discuss the carbon cycle, the role of trees in it, and how scientists are using satellite data to better understand these processes. This webinar is part three of the first quarter Year 3 Scaffold Structure, focusing on the science (tree height, greenings, carbon cycle, land cover) of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign.