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The GLOBE Observer app is now enhanced with a number of new features and fixes. The recent update fixed several bugs, and reduced the download size of the app by about 50%. Additions included an "Opt-in" feature, new information links, an instruction graphic, and links that take you directly to the GLOBE Observer website and social media accounts.  The new "Opt in" feature allows users to receive personalized emails from NASA regarding their cloud observations. These NASA emails will contain the cloud observation matched to satellite data.  Besides this,...


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Celebrate #CitSciDay2018 with us all this week and learn about a few other citizen science projects that you can do with NASA.  This and more in this week's edition of the roundup.   1. CITIZEN SCIENCE:   The Citizen Science Association, SciStarter, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to present Citizen Science Day on Saturday April 14th, 2018! 2018 marks the third annual Citizen Science Day celebration.  "Citizen Science Day celebrates the work of citizen scientists and the diversity of citizen science projects across the world,...


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GLOBE’s Spring Cloud Challenge is reaching the half way mark, and we are seeing widespread participation. Observations from more than 24,000 locations have come in since March 15, providing thousands of cloud photos for NASA scientists. You still have two weeks to participate. The individuals who submit the most photos will be recognized on video by a NASA scientist. Want to join the challenge? Just download the GLOBE Observer app and start observing clouds. Here are some tips for taking the perfect GLOBE Observer cloud photo.   1. Landscape orientation Turn your phone...


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  During the GLOBE cloud observation challenge, citizen scientists of all ages can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOBE Observer app or one of the other data entry options (for trained GLOBE members). Credits: NASA/Jessica Taylor Editor's Note: This story comes from NASA Langley Research Center and was written by Joe Atkinson. It’s almost spring, the time of year when the looming change in seasons could lead to some pretty fascinating cloud activity in the sky. NASA and the GLOBE Program are asking for your help by taking part in a...


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Nor'easters, light dustings, rain, and chilly weather. We are still very much in winter. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup.   1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  " Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding." Read more in the below. Read More 2. NOR'EASTER: " NOAA's GOES 16 satellite viewed the the recent Nor'easter from space and saw it spinning off the Atlantic Northeast. This storm has hit the the East...


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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.