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11/22/2019
GLOBE Fall Cloud Challenge Rakes in the Observations
The GLOBE Fall Cloud Observation Challenge brought in more than 45,000 observations from citizen scientists in more than 17,000 locations in 93 countries on every continent — including Antarctica.  >>

10/31/2019
Who Cares About Trees and Tree Height? We ALL Should!
“Tree height is a function of desirable site conditions, species parameters, and competition. The goal for a tree is to develop its leaf surface area to maximize its ability to produce energy  >>

10/10/2019
Fall Cloud Challenge: Observations of Volcanic Plume Causing Purple Sunsets Around the World
Have you noticed purple sunrises or sunsets where you live? Submit your photographs to GLOBE or GLOBE Observer, especially as we get ready to start the Fall Cloud Challenge: What's Up in Your Sky (Oct 15 - Nov 15, 2019)!  >>

10/02/2019
NASA Wants Your Help Identifying Clouds: Fall Cloud Challenge
Who knew being a scientist could be as easy as pointing your phone at the sky? For the second year in a row, NASA and The GLOBE Program are asking citizen scientists to take out their phones and report what kinds of clouds they see.  >>

09/20/2019
Updates to the App - September 2019
When you next open up the GLOBE Observer app, you’ll be prompted to download a fairly substantial update. Many of the changes are behind the scenes, and won't be noticeable to users, but here is a description of what you might see that is different.  >>

08/30/2019
Chasing light to map, measure, and monitor the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
To better understand the route’s current land cover conditions, this summer, we asked people to take pictures of the land cover along this area of interest, using the GLOBE Observer App. The GO on a Trail data challenge began June 1 and ended on September 2, 2019. Thus far, participating GLOBE observers have collected and submitted hundreds of observations along the Lewis and Clark route.  >>

09/17/2019
What’s up in your sky? Your cloud observations in action
Your cloud observations are making a huge impact, especially those that include information about cloud types and photographs. We’ve noticed how some of you have been reporting unique events like dust storms and fires, so it got us excited to make a new data challenge, the NASA GLOBE Fall Challenge. We are asking YOU to tell us what’s up in your sky.  >>

08/05/2019
See a dust storm? Submit your photos with the GLOBE Observer App
Do you live in an area that has dust storms? We would like for you to photograph the dust event and submit your photos using the GLOBE Observer app. Just follow these steps to report a dust storm with the GLOBE Observer app.  >>

06/28/2019
Did You Dump Out the Water? When to Answer “No” to Eliminating a Mosquito Breeding Site When Using the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper.
Our team has received several questions about what to do when mosquitoes are found in a natural habitat, such as an estuary or a wetland. When you use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and your mosquito observations are finally logged, you are then prompted to do Step 4, “Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Habitat. By dumping or treating water you can significantly decrease the spread of mosquitoes.”  >>

06/25/2019
Source Reduction Means Mosquito Reduction
With the beginning of the mosquito season comes the need for protecting individuals and communities from mosquitoes. When you use the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool, you are not only providing useful surveillance information about when and where mosquitoes are found: you also are providing an important public service known as “source reduction.”  >>