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Join the NASA and GLOBE science teams as we take a NEW look at clouds, from the ground and from space!    NASA GLOBE Observer is releasing an updated version to the Clouds app .  This citizen science app, first launched in August of 2016, allows the user to take and submit clouds data to be used by NASA scientists to corroborate data taken by satellites in space. With version 1.2 the public will find a number of new features and data collection opportunities. Citizen scientists will now be able to further help scientists by collecting information regarding...


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The GLOBE Observer Clouds mobile app is getting an update this week. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image of clouds was taken with a smart phone. Much like the ones you submit to us when using the GLOBE Observer App, this image informs scientists around the world and helps them to better understand the role of clouds in the Earth system. 2. UPDATE:  The NASA GLOBE Observer app will be updated on 1 March 2017.  With version 1.2 you will find a number of new features and data collection opportunities. ...


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Heavy rains and fires -- it has been a week of extremes. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  If you live on the West Coast of the United States, no doubt you have been experiencing some heavy rain fall. The image above was taken on 17 February 2017: "NASA/NOAA's GOES Project also provided a wider view from GOES-West that showed the Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean and two systems. Behind the system currently impacting southern California is another low pressure system to the west, in the Central Pacific Ocean. That system is also headed...


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Aerosols in our atmosphere both stop and aid cloud formation. Learn more about this and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Which do you think is occurring in the image above: clouds forming or depleting? Find out which in the link below. You can also attend a colloquium concerning the topic -- mentioned further below. More About the Image 2. COLLOQUIUM:  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is hosting a colloquium titled: " Desert Dust, Wildfire Smoke, Volcanic Ash, Urban and Industrial Pollution - Grasping...


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Where you are on Earth can affect what you see and how it looks. Be it clouds, or an eclipse. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The clouds in the above image get their form from the land masses below. (The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took the above image on 9 November 2011.) "In the North Sea, air encounters a number of obstacles that create wave patterns. In some cases, as over the Faroe Islands, the wave patterns compliment one another, resulting in a wide swath. But in...


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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.