☁️ Cloud Observations

Want to discover more about clouds and contribute valuable data to scientific research? Check this out!

When we see the satellite images of the oncoming weather, we tend to take it as it is. To make it reliable we require clouds observations matched to satellite overpasses. These observations are especially helpful in ground true-thing satellite and remote sensing data.

Clouds are a major component of the Earth’s system that reflect, absorb, and scatter sunlight and infrared emissions from Earth. This affects how energy passes through the atmosphere.

You can join an Earth-wide project that uses a clouds tool (including the Clouds Wizard if you wish to use it) which will guide you through the observation process. Required data includes providing your location, reporting on overall cloud cover and surface conditions that can impact satellite observations and taking photos of what you see in the sky. Even basic observations are valuable! Using the Cloud Observer app, you can check the timing of satellite flyovers for your location, and set notifications to remind you to go make an observation.

To learn more, and to be involved head to the link below.

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The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is a NASA sponsored international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

Teachers and Educators! Following the success of their June teacher professional learning webinar session, GLOBE now invite you to the next one, on 4 August 2020. If you’re a STEM or or HASS Educator, primary or secondary teacher, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program has an activity for almost everyone. Register to attend the free 40 minute webinar to find out how you could use GLOBE in your classroom or at home.

Register for the GLOBE webinar

The GLOBE program provides grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about four of the Earth’s spheres, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and to put this in a global perspective.

GLOBE is sponsored by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is delivered in Australia through a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Space Agency.

Discover more about the GLOBE program here
Want to discover more citizen science projects? Check out the ALA Project Finder