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Remembrances, resources and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Th image of clouds in the above are of a type cloud called " convective clouds."  I remember seeing these kind of clouds outside my window during my last airplane trip and being wowed by how expansive and evenly shaped they were. Heavenly.  This image was taken just one year ago (1 February 2016) by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite. There are two types of convective clouds pictured in the above: "closed-celled"...


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Do you have "a good eye?" How do you see?  What do you look for?  The more we observe, the more we attune our eye. Sights, views and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  What do you see in the image above? Definitely a dramatic landscape of clouds. However, on closer inspection, you will notice a darker plume in the center of the image.   "On January 18 at 5:35 p.m. EST (2235 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument flies aboard both NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of the volcanic ash...


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Winter is in full swing around the world and whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, no doubt you are experiencing lots of weather, be it rain, snow, high winds, or just plain hot.   Weather and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  What looks like clouds in the above image, is in fact snow.  The United States was blanketed in snow last week. "Most states received a dusting, though there were blizzard-like conditions in some areas, USA Today reported. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on...


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Friday was #NationalTechnologyDay and this week is not without its technology showstoppers and well, just plain showstoppers (see the image above). Read all about it in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Have you ever seen fog in the Grand Canyon? Apparently this is a rare meteorological event. Learn how these clouds get trapped in the canyon in the link below. More 2. COMMUNICATE:  Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone 10 years ago Monday.  With it, we have seen a decade of easier, multi-faceted communication and the ability to take...


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With a new year comes new capabilities. NASA is enhancing GLOBE Observer: Clouds with updated data fields to build a robust data set and help scientists around the world better understand the role of clouds in our Earth’s system. We are so excited about the new observation parameters: sky color, sky visibility, cloud opacity, and more! The update will be released early 2017 and we cannot wait to enhance your authentic science experience and direct connection to NASA missions. Keep your eyes open for the next GLOBE Observer News update, where we’ll share the new...


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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.