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2022 Celebration   NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE has tagged over 735,000 photographs of sky and clouds all because of you! The photographs are part of cloud reports sent in from over 120 different countries and regions around the world. NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE is closing with a very successful story. The project will stop collecting data on 1 December 2022. On 16 December 2022, NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for September/October/November 2022! Match to a Million Satellite Matches Celebration Thanks to you, The GLOBE Program has reached one million satellite observations matched to your cloud reports! Share in the celebration and thank you videos made just for you. GLOBE Clouds New Satellite Matching: NOAA-20 The NASA GLOBE Clouds team will soon...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds

Did you know that clouds can both warm and cool our planet? Keeping an eye on clouds helps NASA study our climate. You can notice some of these changes by just looking at the clouds.  Here are some examples you might have already noticed: Do all clouds cast shadows? Low thick clouds tend to cast the most shadows. The shadows show you how the cloud is blocking the light from the sun...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

The weather has been really kicking up quite a bit of whacky weather in November.  On November 2, 2021, the town of Kikonai in northern Japan’s Kokkaido prefecture set a record amount of rainfall of 2.2 inches (5.5 centimeters) in 10 minutes.  Wow!!  That’s a lot of rain in a short amount of time!  You can see where the rainfall fell on the image below! (credit: Extreme...


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  Stratus clouds are one of the three main types of clouds. Remember that there are many types of clouds that fall into three main categories: cumulus, stratus, and cirrus. Using hand-motions, we would stretch out our hands as far out as we could to mimic a stratus cloud. There are stratus-type clouds at all three basic altitude levels. These are: stratus clouds (low level), altostratus...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: General Science GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Students Teachers Trainers