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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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Happy New Year, everyone. Make some plans for your week, for your year and be sure to include #NASAGO. A few things to explore in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  This image is of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean and was acquired by one of the northward-viewing cameras of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's polar-orbiting Terra spacecraft.  Yi-Chun Chen is  one scientist who studies clouds over the Earth's oceans.  Learn more about her and her research in the link below. More 2. SHOWER: ...


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It's holiday time. What enchants you? For me, it is optimism. A hopeful outlook. May the new year find you all well and happy. A few things to celebrate in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image comes from NASA Earth Observatory's feature, "A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere" "Earth has been referred to as 'the blue planet' due to its abundance of water. "The cloudy planet” would be equally appropriate. At any given time, about two-thirds of Earth’s surface is covered by these masses of water and...


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Winter is officially here.  A few things to do, observe and listen to in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Wednesday is the winter solstice. The above image is of a winter solstice day 12 years ago. See all those swirling clouds? The Image More About the Solstice 2. SHOWER:  21/22 December is the peak of the Ursids meteor shower.  For how, and when, to view, check out the link below. Viewing Details 3. ADVISORY:   Did you notice a 401 error when trying to submit your data recently? This issue has now been...


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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.