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Land Challenge Participant Badge Citizen scientists from around the world submitted nearly 4,000 photos by the end of the 2018 Land Cover Challenge. The challenge took place from National Public Lands Day on September 22 to NASA’s 60 th Anniversary on October 1. People from 25 countries, representing all of the GLOBE regions, contributed their land cover observations.  Land scientists gathered together to thank the participants and congratulate the top observers in  the video  above. Because of a six-way tie, there were 11 top observers, who will...


Posted in: Protocol Types: Land Cover

Our Land Challenge is finishing up and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. LAND CHALLENGE:  There are just a few days remaining in our Land Challenge -- ends October 1st (NASA's 60th anniversary). All participants will receive a virtual badge if they make an observation between now and October 1st.  The top 10 observers will receive a digital certificate and be recognized by name by a NASA scientist on GLOBE Observer social media.     More About the Challenge Preview the Badge General Video About the Land Cover Tool ...


Posted in: Protocol Types: Land Cover

Using the technology inside your phone, you can help scientists classify land cover and track changes. Land cover is critical to many different processes on Earth and changes in land cover contribute to a community’s vulnerability to disasters like fire, floods or landslides. Credit: Autumn Burdick Starting this month, you can be part of a project to create more detailed satellite-based global maps of land cover by sharing photos of the world around you in a new NASA citizen science project. The project is a part of GLOBE Observer, a citizen science program that lets you...


Posted in: Protocol Types: Land Cover

This land is our land.  A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT:  Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have...


Posted in: Protocol Types: Mosquitoes Clouds Land Cover

Happy Anniversary to Us! It's been two years and in this week's roundup we are walking down memory lane. 1. ANNIVERSARY: Our team has grown and changed somewhat over the last two years. As has the app: We first started with one tool: Clouds (back in the fall of 2016). Then added the option of sky color and more to Clouds in March 2017.  Then came Mosquito Habitat Mapper in the spring of 2017.  Recently, The GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app have joined with the Department of State to help in the fight against zika with the GLOBE Zika Education and...


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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.