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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we have a lot to be grateful for here at NASA GLOBE Observer. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. YOU:  We are grateful for citizen scientists just like you who support our understanding of the planet by observing on the ground. Thank you. Use and follow #ThanksCitiSci for more on how citizen science is making a difference in our world today. Not a citizen scientist? You can become one today by downloading the free NASA GLOBE Observer app.  See the links below Get the App Learn More 2....


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

A cloud science launch and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. LAUNCH: The CERES instrument will launch on board the JPSS-1 satellite. This instrument has been anticipating launch all week, but due to winds has been unable to lift off. The next launch attempt will possibly be Saturday, November 18th.  CERES stands for   Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES). Learn more about this mission in the entries below. But for starters: "What impact do clouds have on Earth’s climate? This is one of the most pressing scientific questions...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Aerosols Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

We are excited to be part of Thursday’s Facebook Live event from the Goddard Spaceflight Center. We hope that we can excite people to collect the citizen science data needed to validate the satellite data that we sense from space.   Our DEVELOP team is working on a mosquito habitat suitability map for western Europe based on both citizen science observations and environmental data collected from satellites. You can’t see mosquitoes from space, so we look to the citizen science reports of mosquito habitats on the ground to verify the models created from satellite data. ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Halloween is just around the corner. (Doesn't the above image look like a jack-o-lantern?) A few tricks and treats for you in this week's edition of the roundup.  1. BLOODSUCKERS:   Hate to break it to you, but vampires are not real. However, blood-sucking mosquitoes are very real.  Help eradicate mosquito breeding sites through using NASA GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper.  Download it and learn more today in the links below. Get the App Learn More 2. HOWL AT THE MOON: Well, I don't think this is the main event at International...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Mosquito season is far from being over and for some parts of the world it is just beginning. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. VIDEO:   Mosquitoes sure are pesky little critters. So much that it is possible that there will be a new mosquito emoji added to social media and to your smart phone's emoji options -- look for that next summer. Recently, the Wild Center in New York created and shared a video on social media all about mosquitoes and what you can do to help prevent diseases. Check it out in the link below. (GLOBE Observer is featured at the end...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

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.