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 will no longer be a NASA sponsored project. The website will remain open. The datasets will be available for researchers and participants to use. The Cloud interactives ( Cover and What Do You Seen ) will still function. The CLOUD GAZE team will set up test datasets within the interactives for educators and teachers to use in their classrooms.
Figure 1. NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE Infographic
Impact of the Data
The NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE dataset is the combination of two citizen science datasets. It merges cloud cover and cloud type information from people, and images with satellite data. It is one of the few datasets of its kind that combines three different datasets into one single file. This provides researchers and citizen scientists the opportunity to study clouds from three different perspectives in one. Download the data from the GLOBE Observer data site.
NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE: Merging of Multiple Cloud Datasets
Cloud Cover: 50-90%
Cirrus or Cirrostratus
Altostratus or stratus
Geolocation and cardinal direction recorded through The GLOBE Program.
Accessibility and Internships
The NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE increased the accessibility of The GLOBE Program to participants who could not participate before. This was truly impactful during the backlash of COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for people to do real science from their homes.
The NASA GLOBE Clouds team had the fortune to collaborate with Naudia Graham, a high school intern. She became a GLOBE Clouds expert quickly. She is also interested in advocating for accessibility. Naudia had an important research question: “How can blind and sighted students learn about clouds alongside each other?”
If you would like to learn more about Naudia’s work, please access Naudia’s student report.
Summer Research Experience
Audrey Cabrera, Data Science Intern Summer 2022
The summer months were filled with data analysis with our summer intern Audrey Cabrera. A senior at University of California Los Angeles in Statistics with a focus on data science, Audrey spent her summer analyzing your data and comparing it with the ground observations reported by The GLOBE Program. Read about Audrey's work on her blog post below and by reviewing her research poster.
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