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Desde hace un mes, Enero del 2024 , el transporte atmosférico ,  sobre el Atlántico proveniente desde África , a ido aumentando el flujo de partículas nocivas para la salud humana ,  en las corrientes de chorro ,  como caso  particular las PM ₂.₅ ,  han ido aumenta entre Enero y Febrero desde Oriente Medio pasando por África y llegando al continente Suramericano . Para el día 07 -03-2024 una masa considerable de partículas provenientes de PM ₂.₅  , estará tocando atmósfera sobre Surinam . Una formación ciclónica  extratropical , se formará a ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SEASONS AND BIOMES CARBON CYCLE EL NIÑO SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


Energy from the Sun warms our planet, and changes in sunlight can also cause changes in temperature, clouds, and wind. Clouds are ever changing and give you clues and information on what is happening in the atmosphere. Eclipses provide a natural experiment, in which the Sun’s light is blocked from Earth for a brief period in time, allowing us to observe the effects of that sudden change. Read the newly released blog post explaining in depth cloud formation and which ones would be impacted by the upcoming total solar eclipse over North America and how the data will be used.  ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


A new resource is now available created by GLOBE educator Mr. Roger Rose ( @rrose ) as part of his NASA internship in 2023 titled, GLOBE Atmosphere Clouds and NGSS . This document compares portions of the clouds protocol to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for elementary and middle school with tips and resources to use in the classroom.  The document is available on the resources section of the NASA GLOBE Clouds page.


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GLOBE PROTOCOLS SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The urban heat island intensive observation period (IOP) this October yielded about 25% more observations than last year. I only look at surface temperature observations since that is the protocol that I developed (with help from others) and there are many other air temperature and cloud observations in the GLOBE database that are not part of the urban heat island IOP. This October there were a total of 2353 surface temperature observations made by 115 schools. This underscores the commitment of participating schools in contributing valuable insights into surface temperature variations. ...


Posted in: Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE


¡Las novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Nubes están disponibles! Próximamente: Reto de Nubes 2024 El equipo se complace en anunciar que en 2024 tendremos un Reto de Nubes centrado en cómo cambian las nubes a lo largo del día. Finaliza la primera misión satelital Lidar de larga duración CALIPSO CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations, por sus siglas en inglés), un satélite lidar que avanzó en la comprensión mundial del clima, el tiempo y la calidad del aire, finalizó su misión científica el 1 de agosto de 2023 después de 17 años de ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for December, January, February 2023-2024! Coming Soon: Cloud Challenge 2024 The team is excited to announce that in 2024 we will have a Cloud Challenge focused on how clouds change throughout the day. First Long-Duration Lidar Satellite Mission CALIPSO Ends CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations), a lidar satellite that advanced the world’s understanding of climate, weather, and air quality, ended its scientific mission on August 1, 2023 after 17 years of operation. Meet an ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


Results (continued) Wood-chip temperatures On 10 October, by myself this time, I had another surprise:  how hot that wood chips, often used in landscaping are, with temperatures reaching 60-65°C at 13:00 MST, when the air temperature was 26.1°C. Seeing this, I decided to take several more measurements of wood-chip skin temperature.  I chose to focus on the wood chips at the west end of the top of the mesa we live on, since on cloudless days they were exposed to full sun from noontime onwards. Table 3a shows the environmental conditions for each observing session, ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


Introduction The temperature of a surface – the grass, the sidewalk, or your skin – is called the “skin” temperature. Satellites monitor Earth’s skin temperature every day.  Skin temperature is an important addition to several other variables – like soil type, plant cover, etc. – to estimate how the land surface is affecting the weather. Ocean skin temperature is also an important parameter in estimating near-surface air temperature over the oceans because there are few direct observations.  Since the oceans cover such a large part of Earth, these temperatures are ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


For the past three years, the GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) Team at the University of Toledo, Ohio has been teaching and mentoring NASA-SEES high school students across the United States in the study of the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and Air Quality. In 2023, the NASA-SEES High School Virtual Internship Program had 20 interns for both the UHIE and Air Quality Groups. During the 6-week virtual training, interns conducted research on the topics of their choice and met virtually three times a week to complete their projects. They also completed weekly assignments. For the UHIE ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT


Para los próximos días , de este mes 11-11-2023  , las temperaturas en superficie, que corresponden,  a los contenientes americano y africano ,  pero sobre todo el americano en las zonas de : Brasil ,Venezuela , Sur de Colombia , Ecuador ,Perú, Bolivia ,Paraguay  y parte de Argentina  ,  por zonas ,y que están relacionados con la anomalía de Atlántico Sur , presentarán ,  efectos en la temperatura en superficie ,  notables   que están sobre los 42 ºC  , 43ºC  con respecto al cero , serán notables ,para la vida de la zona , ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: DOCUMENT TYPES


La tierra , recibe la misma cantidad de radiación , a lo largo del año  , pero resulta que la temperatura , varia a lo largo del año , debido al eje de rotación de la tierra, que se encuentra inclinado , con respecto al plano orbital , alrededor del sol  , definido como eclíptica ; el eje de rotación , de la tierra , se encuentra inclinado 23,3 º con respecto a la eclíptica y es la causa de que los hemisferios , norte , como el sur  , reciban diferente cantidad de radiación , en algunas épocas del año ,  generando las estaciones  , por lo tanto , entre mayor ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


Un evento de incremento por particulado PM 2.5  ,se ha registrado , junto al aumento de nubes , con condiciones de lluvia , un día después del eclipse. 


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: CARBON CYCLE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: DATA INCLUDED   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS


Durante el eclipse anular, sobre nuestro territorio y el  continente, varias personas individualmente, como instituciones y organizaciones , tuvimos la oportunidad , a lo largo del desarrollo del evento , desde : Estados Unidos , pasando por México hasta Colombia ; todos separados , entre sí , por varios km y longitudes como latitudes  , de medir la temperatura del aire , durante el desarrollo del eclipse , la conclusión fue ¡increíble! ,  en el momento de llegar al pico del evento , en los lugares observados , la temperatura disminuyó de manera notable y pasados unos ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: MEETINGS REGIONS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS


An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out most but not quite all of the Sun's light. It's called an annular eclipse because just a thin ring, or annulus, of light remains visible.An annular eclipse only happens when the moon is at its furthest away point from Earth. In perspective to us on Earth, it doesn't completely block out the light from the sun so instead you get this incredible ring of fire around the moon. The path of the October 14 annular solar eclipse will span a wide area, offering different viewing experiences ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE


One of the things that I find the most inspiring about The GLOBE Program , is the rich collaboration that it enables us to have with each other. Speaking for myself, I now have friends literally all around the globe, because of my engagement and interaction with GLOBE. I thought I would take a little time to write about a very inspiring intergenerational collaboration that I have found particularly enriching.   During the virtual GLOBE Annual Meeting in 2021, I was asked by a participant if we could meet up in a virtual room and chat. I was astonished to meet the extremely vibrant ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: GPM   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROLOGY LAND COVER/BIOLOGY SOIL   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


¡Las novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Nubes están disponibles para la primavera del 2023! Encuesta para determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen problemas de visión El Subcomité de Soluciones de Tecnología de Accesibilidad de GLOBE ha lanzado una encuesta para establecer una línea de base y determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen discapacidades visuales. Nubes en otros planetas ¡Estudiar las nubes es interesante tanto en la Tierra como en otros planetas! Un instrumento en el rover Perseverance de la NASA está ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for spring 2023! Survey to determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired The GLOBE’s Accessibility Technology Solution Sub-Committee has launched a survey to establish a baseline and determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired. Clouds on Other Planets Studying clouds is interesting on Earth as well as on other planets! An instrument on NASA’s Perseverance rover is measuring temperature, pressure, wind, humidity and dust properties. Scientists have observed that clouds play a role ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


Join the NASA GLOBE Clouds team and become GLOBE trained in cloud observations. Learn why clouds are important, how does NASA study clouds, and what are satellite matches. The clouds pacing guides will be used as starting points on how to do cloud observations in your classrooms or educational settings. Sign up today! https://www.globe.gov/get-trained/workshops/workshop/jT1U/161501


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GLOBE PROTOCOLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM PRECIPITATION   News Topics: REGIONS TRAINING NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: TEACHERS TRAINERS


Novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Clouds Diciembre/Enero/Febrero 2022-2023 Las novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Nubes 2022-2023 están disponibles. Anuncio acerca de NOAA-20 En 2023, será posible hacer coincidir tus observaciones satelitales con un nuevo satélite. Obtén más información sobre NOAA-20 y cómo aumentar la posibilidad de obtener una coincidencia con satélites. NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE termina en 2022 Después de lograr una increíble cantidad de clasificación de fotos del cielo, NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE está llegando a su fin; sin embargo, puedes conocer ...


Posted in: GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for winter 2022-23! NOAA-20 Announcement In 2023, it will be possible for you to match your satellite observations with a new satellite. Learn more about NOAA-20 and how to increase the chance to get a satellite match. NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE Ends in 2022 After achieving an incredible number of sky photos’ classification, NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE is coming to an end, but you can learn about its success stories and download its data in this year-end report. Cloud Observation Tip: Cloud Iridescence Cloud iridescence occurs ...


Posted in: GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS