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This week marks the beginning of summer (f or those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere), and I know that I am looking forward to w armer weather, longer days and time off with friends and family. Summertime is a great time for fun out of doors.  It is also a time when mosquitoes are prevalent.  Learn how you can help protect yourself and your loved ones by learning how to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds.  This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Did you know that the most dangerous animal in the world is the mosquito?...


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Clouds and floods and landslides and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image was taken just about six years ago by MODIS, however, clouds are obscuring the view of the land which had been flooded.   "Multiple factors limit our ability to show floods, but perhaps the biggest is cloud cover. In a hurricane image, the clouds are the story. When it comes to flooding, clouds often hide the very trouble they have caused. An overflowing river or standing water on agricultural fields cannot be observed until clouds clear out of the way....


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Learn about app development and how to use our new Mosquito Habitat Mapper. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image was taken on 14 May 2017 by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.   "Clouds take on some stunning forms—an indication of unseen processes at work in the atmosphere. The wave clouds visible in this image over Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska are the result of two air masses colliding.  ... The clouds are likely stratocumulus—a low-level cloud similar to cumulus, but larger." Read More ...


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It's Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. Have plans for the long weekend?  Heading out of doors, perhaps? In this week's round up you will find activities you can do, anniversaries to remember,  and more. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:   The above image shows Mullica Jaroensutasinee (who is a Master Trainer for the GLOBE Program in Thailand) doing the GLOBE Mosquito Protocol during the GLOBE Annual Meeting last August in Colorado. Starting this week, citizen scientists all around the world will now have the opportunity to gather...


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Do you know your cumulus clouds? How about cumulus congestus or pryrocumulus? This, a couple of anniversaries  and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:   "This is a fair weather cumulus scene over Pleasant Lake in New Hampshire. It is typical of summertime in the northern United States. Note that the cloud base is relatively high, as indicated by the fact that the clouds are higher than Mount Kearsarge (elev. 996 m; 753 m above the lake). Photo by Lin Chambers, July 2003." More About the Image 2. FIRE: How familiar are...


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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.