News - GLOBE Observer
12/29/2023GLOBE at AGU
The GLOBE Program had a strong presence at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, held from 11 December to 15 December in San Francisco, California, USA. Nearly thirty posters or presentations referenced GLOBE, including some student posters that will be presented virtually in January. >>
11/06/2023Seeing the World from All Angles: How Multi-View Crowdsourcing is Revolutionizing Land Cover Mapping
Our dynamic planet is an intricate patchwork of forests, fields, cities … However, mapping Earth's diverse landscapes is an immense challenge for scientists. Satellite imaging has its limitations, while traditional field surveys are time-consuming and sparse. Now, help is coming from an unexpected source: crowds of everyday citizen scientists. Read a summary of a new scientific paper exploring the power of crowdsourcing for land cover data. >>
11/03/2023Spotlight on the October 2023 Annular Eclipse
Thank you to everyone who participated in data collection during the annular solar eclipse on 14 October 2023! Our team is working on a more detailed analysis of the data (stay tuned for more on that later), but we wanted to share a few preliminary stats and highlight some images from volunteer scientists and GLOBE Observer team members. >>
09/30/2023GLOBE Eclipse Tool - Available Now!
Most people who live in North, Central, or South America will experience an annular or “ring of fire” eclipse on 14 October 2023! On this day, the Moon will move between the Earth and Sun, blocking all but a glowing ring of light for several minutes. What happens in the atmosphere when the Moon blocks the Sun’s light, even briefly? GLOBE invites everyone to help answer that question by recording changes in temperature and sky conditions on 14 October, even if you are only experiencing a partial eclipse. The updated GLOBE Eclipse tool is available in practice mode now in the app! (Visible to users in North, Central, and South America.) >>
09/30/2023La herramienta GLOBE Eclipse - ¡disponible ahora!
¡La mayoría de las personas que viven en América del Norte, Central o del Sur experimentarán un eclipse anular o “anillo de fuego” el 14 de octubre de 2023! En este día, la Luna se moverá entre la Tierra y el Sol, bloqueando todo excepto un anillo de luz brillante durante varios minutos. ¿Qué sucede en la atmósfera cuando la Luna bloquea la luz del Sol, aunque sea brevemente? GLOBE invita a todos a ayudar a responder esa pregunta registrando los cambios en la temperatura y las condiciones del cielo el 14 de octubre, incluso si solo estás experimentando un eclipse parcial. ¡La herramienta GLOBE Eclipse actualizada ya está disponible en modo práctica en la aplicación! (Visible para usuarios de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y Sudamérica). >>
09/04/2023Laying the Groundwork for Land Cover Satellite Comparisons
This summer, NASA Intern Sidd Jasti worked on creating code to compare observations collected via the GLOBE Observer Land Cover tool to various NASA satellite data products and imagery and compile it in a table to share with users. Read on to learn about Sidd's process and the resulting comparison table. >>
08/23/2023GLOBE Observer Data Quality: Updating Quality Flags for a Fresh Assessment
Building off of Amos et al. (2020)’s work, NASA intern Jessica Mo helped generate and implement quality checks for data submitted through GLOBE Observer’s citizen science protocols. Read on to learn what Jessica discovered through her analysis. >>
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