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Learn how you can best be prepared to participate with NASA GO in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  You may be asking yourself: "What type of thermometer can I get to take part in the eclipse observation with GLOBE Observer?" Well, I have an answer for you. Any simple liquid filled thermometer will do the job.   The image above is of just one of the types of thermometers you can use to participate with NASA GO and the eclipse on August 21, 2017.  Of course, more advanced and complicated temperature measurement devices will also work....


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How's your summer going? How about that solar eclipse coming up in August? This and more in this week's roundup.   1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is a screen grab of a special online interactive you can use to the explore the upcoming solar eclipse. "In this interactive, web-based 3D simulation, you can click anywhere on the Earth to preview your view of the August 21st, 2017 total eclipse. This will work in the web browser on your desktop or laptop, as well as on newer tablets and mobile phones, in either iOS or Android operating systems." ...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills General News Topics: Calendar Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

Editor's Note: By Rani Gran and Kelsey Wright, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The original article from NASA can be found, here . NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

The eclipse is coming, National Moon Day and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is an image of a past total solar eclipse moving across the South Pacific Ocean on March 9, 2016 . Do you see the shadow of the Moon on the surface of the Earth? Read More 2. GREAT MOMENTS:   The Moon is going to take center stage next month.  Get ready for the August  21 total solar eclipse by checking out our eclipse page on this website and learn how you can participate as a citizen scientist.  It also...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Clouds, mosquitoes and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  This image from just about 12 years ago (11 July 2005), shows a map of the Earth and its global cloud cover. It is based largely on observations by the MODIS sensor on the NASA Terra satellite. "The interaction between atmospheric circulation in the tropics and sub-tropics and cloud structure is highly correlated. Interestingly, changes in the circulation and the consequent shifts of cloud cover lead to differing warming/cooling effects in the northern and southern hemispheres ..."...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Aerosols Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Earth As a System Atmosphere » Precipitation Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Did you Know?

Cirrus over Cumulus

This is a great, and fairly typical shot of high thin cirrus over low cumulus clouds in the Tropics.

Photo taken by Doug Stoddard in Puerto Rico.