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06/24/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 24-30 June 2018
It's been a busy time here at NASA GO and we have so many exciting things to share with you all this week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Check out these interesting looking clouds and the color within. They are call "Glories." "If you have ever seen a series of concentric rings of color near a mist or fog, you have likely seen a glory. This colorful optical phenomenon, bright red on the outside and blue toward the center, forms when water droplets scatter sunlight back toward a source of light."  >>

12/10/2018
NASA to Cloud-Gazing Citizen Scientists: Job Well Done
Give yourselves a pat on the back, citizen scientists! If the results from the GLOBE Cloud Observation Challenge between March 15 and April 15 are any indication, you certainly earned it. The number of observations the program received from cloud gazers around the world is staggering. During the month-long challenge period, GLOBE received just over 56,000 cloud observations from more than 15,000 locations in 99 countries on every continent, including icy Antarctica. This far surpassed GLOBE's last major influx of 19,000 cloud observations received for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.  >>

12/10/2018
GLOBE Observer App Enhancements Now Available
The GLOBE Observer app is now enhanced with a number of new features and fixes.The recent update fixed several bugs, and reduced the download size of the app by about 50%. Additions included an "Opt-in" feature, new information links, an instruction graphic, and links that take you directly to the GLOBE Observer website and social media accounts.  >>

12/10/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: Citizen Science Day -- Special Edition
Celebrate #CitSciDay2018 with us all this week and learn about a few other citizen science projects that you can do with NASA. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. CITIZEN SCIENCE: The Citizen Science Association, SciStarter, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to present Citizen Science Day on Saturday April 14th, 2018! 2018 marks the third annual Citizen Science Day celebration. "Citizen Science Day celebrates the work of citizen scientists and the diversity of citizen science projects across the world, encourages the public to get involved, and connects people to the power of citizen science."  >>

12/10/2018
Six Tips for the Perfect GLOBE Observer Cloud Photo By Holli Kohl
GLOBE’s Spring Cloud Challenge is reaching the half way mark, and we are seeing widespread participation. Observations from more than 24,000 locations have come in since March 15, providing thousands of cloud photos for NASA scientists. You still have two weeks to participate. The individuals who submit the most photos will be recognized on video by a NASA scientist. Want to join the challenge? Just download the GLOBE Observer app and start observing clouds. Here are some tips for taking the perfect GLOBE Observer cloud photo.  >>

09/09/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 9-15 2018
This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today. This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today.  >>

09/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 2-8 2018
Happy Anniversary to Us! It's been two years and in this week's roundup we are walking down memory lane. 1. ANNIVERSARY: Our team has grown and changed somewhat over the last two years. As has the app: We first started with one tool: Clouds (back in the fall of 2016). Then added the option of sky color and more to Clouds in March 2017. Then came Mosquito Habitat Mapper in the spring of 2017. Recently, The GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app have joined with the Department of State to help in the fight against zika with the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project. This project is on going, but already has trained many in mosquito-disease-prone countries.  >>

08/26/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 26 August - September 1 2018
It's World Water Week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: The above image shows clouds above Stockholm, Sweden's waterways. This week on GLOBE Observer social we are celebrating #WorldWaterWeek and will be featuring images of clouds near bodies of water as well as some science from the shore. Just search GLOBE Observer on either Facebook or Twitter to follow along, or simply click on the links below.  >>

08/19/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 19-25 August 2018
Mosquitoes, disease prevention and citizen science. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: Monday is #WorldMosquitoDay. Follow along all this week on NASA GLOBE and The GLOBE Program's social media accounts for special footage and information about mosquitoes, and help in the fight against vector-borne diseases. 2. DID YOU KNOW: Mosquitoes kill more people each year then all of the other deadly animals combined, and is in fact the deadliest animal on Earth. This creature, by the spread of disease, kills over 725,000 people each year. Sharks only kill 10.  >>

08/12/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 12-18 August 2018
The summer is just flying by. And it has been a hot one for many parts of the world. Fires, clouds and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. CALIFORNIA FIRES: Fires are blazing in California and causing large clouds: "The heat generated by intense wildfires can churn up towering pyrocumulus and pyrocumulonimbus clouds, which lift smoke above the boundary layer, the lowest part of the atmosphere. “The hotter a fire burns, the higher up smoke can go, and the farther it can spread,” explained Amber Soja, an atmospheric scientist with the National Institute of Aerospace who is based at NASA’s Langley Research Center."  >>