GLOBE Clouds and Matched Satellite Data

When a GLOBE Clouds observation is taken within 15 minutes of a satellite overpass, the data are matched to NASA satellite data for further analysis. The GLOBE Clouds data and matching satellite data are provided as CSV files for the period named. 


2017 Eclipse (August 21, 2017)


2018 Spring Cloud Challenge (March 15 - April 15, 2018)

2019 Fall Cloud Challenge (October 15 - November 15, 2019)


Citation: Rogerson, T.M., M. Colón Robles, J.E. Taylor, 2019, GLOBE Clouds Dataset v1, NASA Langley Research Center,


Acknowledgements: The data obtained from NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and GLOBE are free of charge for use in research, publications and commercial applications. When data from NASA LaRC and GLOBE are used in a publication, we request this acknowledgment be included: "These data were obtained from NASA Langley Research Center and the GLOBE Program." Please include such statements, either where the use of the data or other resource is described, or within the Acknowledgements section of the publication.


Documentation links:

Data Variable, Units, and Definitions (describes the data in the dataset) 

Documentation on How Satellite Data is Collocated to Ground Cloud Observations

GLOBE Data User Guide