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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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It's World Water Week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: The above image shows clouds above Stockholm, Sweden's waterways. This week on GLOBE Observer social we are celebrating #WorldWaterWeek and will be featuring images of clouds near bodies of water as well as some science from the shore. Just search GLOBE Observer on either Facebook or Twitter to follow along, or simply click on the links below.    Facebook Twitter 2. THE WATER CYCLE:  Clouds, and the precipitation they provide, are an...


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Mosquitoes, disease prevention and citizen science.  This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: Monday is #WorldMosquitoDay. Follow along all this week on NASA GLOBE and The GLOBE Program's social media accounts for special footage and information about mosquitoes, and help in the fight against vector-borne diseases. 2. DID YOU KNOW:  Mosquitoes kill more people each year then all of the other deadly animals combined, and is in fact the deadliest animal on Earth.  This creature, by the spread of disease, kills over 725,000...


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The summer is just flying by. And it has been a hot one for many parts of the world. Fires, clouds and more in this week's edition of the roundup.   1. CALIFORNIA FIRES: Fires are blazing in California and causing large clouds: "The heat generated by intense wildfires can churn up towering pyrocumulus and pyrocumulonimbus clouds, which lift smoke above the boundary layer, the lowest part of the atmosphere. “The hotter a fire burns, the higher up smoke can go, and the farther it can spread,” explained Amber Soja, an atmospheric scientist with the National...


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It's been a busy time here at NASA GO and we have so many exciting things to share with you all this week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup.   1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  Check out these interesting looking clouds and the color within. They are call "Glories." "If you have ever seen a series of concentric rings of color near a mist or fog, you have likely seen a glory. This colorful optical phenomenon, bright red on the outside and blue toward the center, forms when water droplets scatter sunlight back toward a source of light." Read...


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Give yourselves a pat on the back, citizen scientists! If the results from the  GLOBE Cloud Observation Challenge  between March 15 and April 15 are any indication, you certainly earned it. The number of observations the program received from cloud gazers around the world is staggering. During the month-long challenge period, GLOBE received just over 56,000 cloud observations from more than 15,000 locations in 99 countries on every continent, including icy Antarctica. This far surpassed GLOBE's last major influx of 19,000 cloud observations received for the Aug. 21,...


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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...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Barometric Pressure Atmosphere » Clouds Atmosphere » Precipitation Atmosphere » Water Vapor Atmosphere » Wind 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.