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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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I am always so inspired by paintings with beautiful vistas of clouds. Special clouds, an artist and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The image above shows a special type of cloud found in polar regions. Can you guess which type?  More About the Image 2. SCREAM: Artist, Edvard Munch, may have been inspired to create his famous "The Scream" painting in 1892 due to the occurrence of the type of clouds seen in the above picture. Learn more about it in the links below. The Painting Blog:...


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Dreaming of a get away to a far away land?  Perhaps somewhere tropical with beautiful skies full of clouds?   Even if you cannot get there in person, you can still learn more about the places of your dreams. Virtually travel anywhere and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE(S) OF THE WEEK:   The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the Juan Fernandez Islands six years ago on 29 April.  "Two small islands produced big effects in the atmosphere off of Chile in...


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The Earth is beautiful. It is our home. Celebrate the Earth and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE(S) OF THE WEEK:  Saturday, 22 April is Earth Day.  The above is just a sample of the images NASA has compiled for the celebration. Click on the first link in the below for high resolution versions of the above images and more. NASA is also inviting you to "adopt" the planet this Earth Day.  Go to the second link to learn how. Earth Day Gallery Adopt the Planet 2. EARTH DAY: Are you planning an Earth Day event? You can access...


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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.