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Educators in Brazil use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper to sample mosquito larvae in a tire track puddle.  Editor's Note: This article was originally published on www.nasa.gov. You can read the original article, here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-citizen-science-app-tackles-mosquito-borne-disease In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are more than just a summertime nuisance. They spread diseases that kill nearly 2.7 million people a year. Now citizen scientists can use a NASA app to help those working to understand and reduce mosquito-borne diseases. NASA has...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

This summer is going to be an exciting one for citizen scientists. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is an image of a past total eclipse of the sun. On 21 August the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. This eclipse will be visible to all residents of the United States.  And if you live in the path of totality you will be able to experience a total solar eclipse. This could be a once in a lifetime event -- one you will not want to miss.  To learn more and how to protect your eyes while viewing the eclipse...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, Webinars, etc) Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Hydrology Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch 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: Language Language » English Language » Spanish (español)

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?...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Language » English Language » Spanish (español)

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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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.