Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 NASA Cloud challenge.

We had an amazing response with over 50,000 cloud measurements sent in.

Congratulations to our winners and everyone who contributed!

The GLOBE Program sends a special thank you to these super observers from each GLOBE region:

The winners above can click on their names to access a personalized sharable that they can share or print.

Congratulations to the winners from Dr. Lin Chambers, NASA cloud scientist and GLOBE Program Manager. Click here for a full transcript of the video.

 

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2018 GLOBE Spring Cloud Challenge from scientists at NASA Langley Research Center. Click here for a full transcript of the video. 

 

Top Observers during the GLOBE Clouds Data Challenge by GLOBE region

 

Africa

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Sydney Fryer

South Africa

76

Rogeline Brettenny

South Africa

44

Citizen Scientist

South Africa

35

Evans Wovenu

Ghana

31

Helena Joubert

South Africa

20

 

 

Asia and Pacific

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Harikrishnan P U

India

318

Yu-Hsein Lee

Taiwan Partnership

298

Charchit Kumar Sethi

India

227

Subhosmito Chakraborty

India

222

Saurabh Bhardwaj

India

188

 

 

Europe and Eurasia

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Arkadiusz Bielecki

Poland

320

Antonija Kojundžić

Croatia

320

Tibor Tóth

Hungary

320

Marina Sambolek

Croatia

317

Vanessa Mikan

Croatia

315

 

 

Latin America and Caribbean

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Helio Cabral

Brazil

307

Raúl Hayball

Perú

75

Manuel Banchieri

Chile

66

Óscar Obando Samos

Guatemala

60

Darío Greni

Uruguay

49

 

 

Near East and North Africa

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Homa Hatan

Saudi Arabia

320

Zaifah Bahry

Saudi Arabia

319

Majedah Aljohani

Saudi Arabia

311

Nemah Betty

Saudi Arabia

293

Ebtisam Nahhas

Saudi Arabia

157

 

 

North America

Name

Country

Total Measurements

Peter Tlusty

USA

205

Jeff Bouwman

USA

189

Oscar Garza

USA

173

Gary Popiolkowski

USA

163

Genia Glover

USA

147

 

Lin Chambers Video Transcript:

Hello, I am Dr. Lin Chambers, and I am an atmospheric scientist at NASA Langley Research Center. I am also the GLOBE Program Manager at NASA Headquarters. I started working with student cloud observations back in 1997 to support the NASA Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) project, and have since conducted several studies using cloud observations from citizen scientists like you to look at how they compare to satellite observations. We’ve learned some useful things already about which clouds are hardest to see from space, and how often those occur, and we are looking forward to the things we might discover from this Spring Clouds Challenge.

So I am excited to announce the top observers in this year’s GLOBE Clouds Spring Data Challenge:

The top observers per region are:

Congratulations to Sydney Fryer, the top observer for the GLOBE Africa Region, Harikrishnan P U, the top observer for the Asia and Pacific region, Arkadiusz Bielecki, Antonija Kojundžić, and Tibor Tóth who tied as top observers for Europe and Eurasia, Helio Cabral, the top observer for Latin America and Caribbean, Homa Hatan, the top observer for the GLOBE Near East and North Africa region (with Zaifah Bahry close behind!), and Peter Tlusty, the top observer for the North America region.

I also want to give special recognition to the youngest observers who participated. We really appreciate both the schools and families who joined the challenge. We hope they have many years of observing ahead of them!

You have all done very impressive work!  I hope many of you will continue to use the GLOBE clouds app to tell us about what is in your sky.

NASA Langley Research Center Video Transcript

Hello, my name is Marilé Colón Robles, the GLOBE Clouds lead, coming to you from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. I am surrounded by NASA educators and scientists celebrating what YOU have accomplished. Because of your dedication in submitting cloud observations to us, we’ve received over 54 thousand observations from more than 15 thousand locations in 95 countries on every continent - including Antarctica! This is so exciting that we want to say - Thank you. Thank you to all the GLOBE schools for working hard during the challenge period to submit your observations. Thank you to the citizen scientists using the GLOBE Observer app to make cloud observations during your busy day. We are so grateful for your dedication. We hope it won’t stop. We encourage you to continue to submit cloud observations every day and all throughout the year. We’ll continue to send you your observations matched to satellite data. As a special thank you, we would like to highlight the top observers per region as defined by the GLOBE program!  

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Just the Facts:

Over 55,000 measurements submitted

All 6 GLOBE Regions represented

99 Countries represented

Over 120,000 photographs contributed