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NASA GLOBE Observer received the NASA Team Award.  This and more in this week's roundup. 1. GO TEAM:  NASA GLOBE Observer was presented with the NASA Team Award this last week. Way to GO team! You can read more about some of the team members by checking out our profiles section in the below. Profiles 2. ASTRONOMY:   With GLOBE Observer we ask you to make observations of the wold around you with a smart phone app. But how many of you are also space and astronomy buffs? I bet many of you are, and would be interested  to know that...


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

Happy Earth Science Week, everyone. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: It's Earth Science Week and t his year's theme is "Earth and Human Activity."  Did you know that the GLOBE Observer app can be used to gauge human activity and its affect on our atmosphere? When you make cloud observations, you also tell us what color the sky is and how clear the air is (visibility); this informs us about air quality.  Be sure and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages through October 14 for daily updates and information...


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

Take to the skies in more ways than one. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Make plans to join us live next week (Monday, October 9th) on Facebook from Albuquerque, New Mexico. NASA GLOBE Observer will be at the Balloon Fiesta and talking about aerosols and clouds with NASA scientist, Brent Holben. You may just spot a few balloons launching as we discuss the air around you. Remember aerosols are key to cloud formation, but too many aerosols closer to the ground can be bad for our health. So bad that NASA is sponsoring a competition...


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

Aerosols, shadows and hurricanes. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Interested in aerosols? They are key in cloud formation, but too many aerosols closer to the ground can be bad for our health. So bad that NASA is sponsoring a competition that asks people to design a new aerosol sensor. Got innovative ideas and design skills? You may just want to enter this competiton. "The Earth and Space Air Prize is a two-phased competition. Registration for Phase 1 is open until December 13, 2017, and requires submission of a...


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

Map some mosquitoes, celebrate the start of fall and perhaps even wave to a spacecraft -- this and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above image is an artist's rendition of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft adjacent to a cloudy Earth. You can wave to this spacecraft this coming Friday. "On Sept. 22, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft will make a close approach to Earth, using the planet’s gravity to slingshot itself toward the asteroid Bennu....


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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.