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The AGU Fall meeting is this week. This, mountains, apps and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. AGU:  GLOBE Observer and The GLOBE Program have a number of posters and presentations at this year's AGU meeting.  Everything from the eclipse to mitigating zika through using the GLOBE Observer app. Check out the full listing in the second link below. More About the AGU Fall Meeting Schedule Live NASA Briefings from the AGU 2. MOUNTAINS:  This coming Tuesday (December 11) is International Mountain Day. "Mountains cover around 22...


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  Editor's Note: This article was originally published by the  GLOBE Implementation Office:  https://www.globe.gov/news-events/globe-news/newsdetail/globe/more-languages-now-available-on-the-globe-observer-app- The GLOBE Observer App now offers nine different languages translations: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese! The GLOBE Observer app extends the reach of The GLOBE Program by providing a way for you, as a citizen scientist in a GLOBE country, to make observations and contribute to the...


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Volunteer for Earth. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. VOLUNTEER:  This Wednesday, December 5th is International Volunteering Day.  What will you do to celebrate? Learn More 2. CITIZEN SCIENCE:  Making citizen science observations is a good way to volunteer for our home planet.  You could take observations of the clouds, sky and land, as well as help fight disease by looking at mosquito habitats. Learn more about how to make observations in the link below. Get the App 3. WORLD SOIL DAY: Wednesday is also...


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Science days, mosquitoes and more.  1. ISCSMD:  This coming Saturday (November 10th) is International Science Center and Science Museum Day. About the day: "The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly, global event illustrating the impact and reach of all the world’s science centers and science museums. It demonstrates the role these institutions play with their millions of visitors in raising awareness of—and engagement in—sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health...


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Happy almost-Halloween, everyone. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. FALL FOLIAGE:  Have you been noticing color changes in the landscape around you?  How about fall foliage?  You can capture what you see with the Land Cover tool within the GLOBE Observer app. And if you haven't seen it already check out the some NASA's favorite fall foliage space views of Earth in the link below. Autumn Around the World Video 2. PUMPKINS: Want to learn how to carve a pumpkin like a NASA engineer? Get tips and how to's, as well as see some...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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.