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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 26 February- 4 March 2017

A blue sky with clouds.

The GLOBE Observer Clouds mobile app is getting an update this week. This and more in this week's roundup.

1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: The above image of clouds was taken with a smart phone. Much like the ones you submit to us when using the GLOBE Observer App, this image informs scientists around the world and helps them to better understand the role of clouds in the Earth system.

2. UPDATE: The NASA GLOBE Observer app will be updated on 1 March 2017. With version 1.2 you will find a number of new features and data collection opportunities.

Help NASA scientists by now collecting information regarding sky color and clarity, surface conditions, and the transparency of clouds.  Other new features of the update include a notification system that informs you when a satellite is flying overhead. You will also now be able to time your observation with a satellite overpass and then match and compare your data with that taken by the satellites that orbit our Earth.  In addition, we have included language support (additional translations will be added over time).

3. PROTOCOL:  Are you a teacher? The GLOBE Program's Cloud Protocol materials will also be updated on 1 March. See the links below for the materials and directions on how to implement this protocol in your classroom.

4. FACEBOOK LIVE Looking ahead to next week --

Join us on Thursday, 9 March at 5:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. PST) for a Facebook Live Q&A on what’s new with NASA's GLOBE Observer App.  NASA Langley's Sarah McCrea and Bryan Fabbri will be presenting and answering your questions LIVE via the NASA Earth Facebook account. We will also be sharing the broadcast on the @NASAGO Facebook and Twitter accounts.

5. WEEKLY VIDEO: See last week's favorite cloud observation submissions from around the world on our Facebook page. And don't forget to share your favorite photos with us by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter: #NASAGO.


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