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For many people, this past week has been one of extremes and emergency preparation and recuperation. Our thoughts are with those affected. Please stay safe. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  We hope that the intensity of both hurricanes Irma and Jose continue to lessen. NASA's fleet of satellites have been continually providing forecasters with data on both hurricanes. See the link below for the latest.   The above data set was taken on 9 September 2017 by the Suomi NPP satellite and is an infrared image showing...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Aerosols Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Barometric Pressure Atmosphere » Clouds Atmosphere » Water Vapor Earth As a System Atmosphere » Precipitation Atmosphere » Relative Humidity Atmosphere » Surface Temperature Atmosphere » Wind Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

And we're back. So many fun events and moments to remember from #Eclipse2017. Plus, do you have plans for the long weekend?  This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. THANK YOU:  GLOBE Observer team members (including myself) were sent all over the nation  -- we were pleased to meet and talk with you all. Thank you for your interest and dedication to citizen science.  We also want to thank all of our citizen scientists who contributed over 100,000 (and still counting) measurements during the solar eclipse on 21 August. Check out the...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

What better way to experience the eclipse then by throwing an eclipse party for your friends and family?  Materials, activities and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  We had a lot of fun last week during our Facebook Live broadcast at the  Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).  (The above picture shows almost all of the members of the broadcast team.) Making NASA GLOBE Observer observations together and learning more about the Earth system with fun science demos could make for some good activities if you are throwing...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science General News Topics: Calendar Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Learn how you can best be prepared to participate with NASA GO in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  You may be asking yourself: "What type of thermometer can I get to take part in the eclipse observation with GLOBE Observer?" Well, I have an answer for you. Any simple liquid filled thermometer will do the job.   The image above is of just one of the types of thermometers you can use to participate with NASA GO and the eclipse on August 21, 2017.  Of course, more advanced and complicated temperature measurement devices will also work....


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How's your summer going? How about that solar eclipse coming up in August? This and more in this week's roundup.   1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is a screen grab of a special online interactive you can use to the explore the upcoming solar eclipse. "In this interactive, web-based 3D simulation, you can click anywhere on the Earth to preview your view of the August 21st, 2017 total eclipse. This will work in the web browser on your desktop or laptop, as well as on newer tablets and mobile phones, in either iOS or Android operating systems." ...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills General News Topics: Calendar Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

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.