IN012:
Can Public Participation be the Key to Better Understanding Our Planet? Earth Scientists Say, “Yes.”





Session ID#: 25043

Session Description:
Citizen science is emerging as a new approach for supporting Earth science research. Innovative use of crowd-sourced data provides opportunities to improve satellite derived products and analyses to improve our understanding of the Earth as a system while simultaneously engaging the public at local, regional, and global scales. Citizen science covers a wide range of topics including the collection and analysis of data by citizen scientists, the development of easily deployed instrumentation, and the development of software applications and websites to increase the community of users who can participate in Earth science research. This session seeks contributions that demonstrate the diversity and application of citizen science projects supporting Earth science by complementing satellite observations and discuss novel methods for the development and deployment of low cost sensors.
Primary Convener:  Amanda Whitehurst, ASRC Federal Holding Company, Beltsville, MD, United States
Conveners:  Kevin J Murphy, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Maury Gordon Estes Jr, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Darrel Jenerette1, Jun Wang2, Mark Chandler3, Julie Ripplinger1, Sofia Koutzoukis1, Cui Ge2, Lorena Castro Garcia2, Dion Kucera1 and Xiong Liu4, (1)University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, (2)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (3)Earthwatch Institute, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Harvard-Smithsonian CFA, Cambridge, MA, United States
Jarrett Byrnes, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States, Kyle C Cavanaugh, University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Alison J. Haupt, California State Monterey Bay, School of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, Laura Trouille, Adler Planetarium, Evanston, IL, United States, Isaac Rosenthal, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Thomas W. Bell, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Andrew Rassweiler, Florida State University, Department of Biological Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Alejandro Pérez-Matus, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Estación Costera de Investigaciones Marina, Las Cruces, Chile and Jorge Assis, Universidade do Algarve, Centro de Ciencias do Mar, Faro, Portugal
Katreen Wikstrom Jones1, Gabriel J Wolken1, Anthony A Arendt2, David F Hill3, Ryan Landon Crumley4, Landung Setiawan5, Brint Markle6 and Community Snow Observers, (1)Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Oregon State University, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Water Resources Science, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)University of Washington, Applied Physics Lab, Seattle, WA, United States, (6)Mountain Hub, Park City, UT, United States
Isaac Rosenthal1, Jarrett Byrnes1, Kyle C Cavanaugh2, Alison J. Haupt3, Laura Trouille4, Thomas W. Bell2, Andrew Rassweiler5, Alejandro Pérez-Matus6 and Jorge Assis7, (1)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)California State Monterey Bay, School of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, (4)Adler Planetarium, Evanston, IL, United States, (5)Florida State University, Department of Biological Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (6)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Estación Costera de Investigaciones Marina, Las Cruces, Chile, (7)Universidade do Algarve, Centro de Ciencias do Mar, Faro, Portugal
Rupesh Jeyaram1, Eswar Rajasekaran2, Chad Lohrli3, Narendra Das1, Erika Podest2, Hagop Hovhannesian3 and Grace Fairbanks4, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion, Pasadena, United States
Sofia Koutzoukis1, Darrel Jenerette1, Mark Chandler2, Jun Wang3, Cui Ge3 and Julie Ripplinger1, (1)University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, (2)Earthwatch Institute, Boston, MA, United States, (3)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States
Julie Ripplinger1, Darrel Jenerette1, Jun Wang2, Mark Chandler3, Cui Ge2 and Sofia Koutzoukis1, (1)University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, (2)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (3)Earthwatch Institute, Boston, MA, United States
Garry R Willgoose1, In-Young Yeo2, Greg R Hancock3 and Indishe Prabath Senanayake2, (1)University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia, (2)The University of Newcastle, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Callaghan, NSW, Australia, (3)The University of Newcastle, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
Benjamin Zuckerberg, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Jennifer McCabe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States, He Yin, Aalto University, Department of Built Environment, Aalto, Finland, Anna Michle Pidgeon, University of Wisconsin Madison, Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States, David N Bonter, Cornell University, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, United States and Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States
Jeffrey R Pierce1, John Volckens2, Bonne Ford3, Shantanu Jathar3, Marilee Long1, Casey Quinn1, Lizette Van Zyl1 and Eric Wendt1, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Matthew L Clark, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, United States, Leonard Salas, Point Blue Conservation Science, Climate Change & Informatics Group, Petaluma, CA, United States and Scott J Goetz, Northern Arizona University, SICCS, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Kira Puntenney1, Stephanie K Kampf1, Greg Newman2, Michael A Lefsky1, Ry Weber1 and Jason Gerlich1, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Albin John Gasiewski1, Andrew Heymsfield2, Kimberley Newman Frey3, Robert Davis3, Jeremy Rapp3, Aaron Bansemer4, Tanner Coon5, Richard Folsom3, Nicholas Pfeufer3 and Justin Kalloor6, (1)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Computer Science, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States
Jacob Maibach1, Pawan Gupta2, Robert C Levy3, Prakash Doraiswamy4, Olga Pikelnaya5, Brandon Feenstra5 and Andrea Polidori5, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (4)Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (5)South Coast Air Quality Management District, Diamond Bar, CA, United States
William L Teng1, Arif Albayrak1, George John Huffman2 and Bruce Vollmer3, (1)ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Juan Luis Torres-Perez1,2, Roy Armstrong3, Yasmin Detres3, Carolina Aragones-Fred4 and Joel Melendez5, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Earth Science Division, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)University of Puerto Rico, Dept. Marine Sciences, Lajas, PR, United States, (4)University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Dept. Marine Sciences, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (5)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, Cidra, PR, United States
Lin H Chambers, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, Holli Riebeek Kohl, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Anthony Murphy, GLOBE Implementation Office, Boulder, CO, United States, Dixon Matlock Butler, Science Advisor to NASA on the GLOBE Program, Washington D.C., DC, United States and GLOBE Implementation Team
Prakash Doraiswamy1, Pawan Gupta2, Olga Pikelnaya3, Brandon Feenstra3, Robert C Levy2 and Andrea Polidori3, (1)Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)South Coast Air Quality Management District, Diamond Bar, CA, United States
John E Walsh1, Elena Sparrow1, Olivia Astillero Lee1, Michael Brook2, Michael Brubaker2 and Joseph Casas3, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Grant Parkins1, Tamlin Pavelsky2, Sarah Yelton1, Sheikh K Ghafoor3 and Faisal Hossain4, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (3)Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, United States, (4)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States
Trevor David Snow Bloom, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Corinna Riginos, The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY, United States
Melissa Floyd, Micahel Grunberg and Emily Lynn Wilson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Amanda Whitehurst, ASRC Federal Holding Company, Beltsville, MD, United States and Kevin J Murphy, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Steve Kelling, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA, United States and Rebecca A Boger, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, United States