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NASA GLOBE Observer: Clouds

Main Project Information
Presented By NASA
Goal Help scientists understand the sky from above and below
Task Photograph clouds, record sky observations and share with NASA
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

Welcome to GLOBE Observer, an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds in support of climate research. Scientists also use your data to verify NASA satellite data. And by submitting your observations, you can help students of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program. To participate, just download the app, go outside and follow the prompts in the app to observe your environment. Photograph clouds, record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images to help scientists understand the sky from above and below.

How to Join Click the "Request to join" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest!
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New and interested users are encouraged to go to http://observer.globe.gov to learn more about GLOBE Observer and the clouds protocol. For those looking for more information, especially educators, the main GLOBE Program can be found at http://www.globe.gov.

Download the app. When you sign into the app to get started, add "SciStarter" in the referral field to earn credit for your contributions!

For iOS via the App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/globe-observer/id1090456751?mt=8

For Android via Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa.globe.observer&hl=en

Project Timing Cloud observations can be made any time and can usually be matched to geosynchronous satellite data, depending on your location. The app has a feature that will tell you when certain low-Earth orbiting satellites that especially study clouds are passing over your location. Those observations are especially valuable to scientists.
Website https://observer.globe.gov/
Social Media
App URL https://observer.globe.gov/about/get-the-app
Materials List iOS app, Android app
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Every few days
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
Training Materials https://observer.globe.gov/training
Class Materials https://www.globe.gov/do-globe/globe-teachers-guide/atmosphere?p_p_id=globegovteacherguideportlet_WAR_globegovcmsportlet_INSTANC, https://climate.nasa.gov/
Tags app, clouds, globe, nasa, nasa go
Project Updated 04/26/2017