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Background I received my formal training on GLOBE Atmosphere protocols, particularly cloud observation, in the summer of 2011. In 2016, the GLOBE Program launched the GLOBE Observer (GO) app, designed for volunteer science. The GO app is more user-friendly and focuses on specific observations anyone with a smartphone can make. The GLOBE Program is structured and education-focused, targeting students and educators, while the GO app is intuitive and accessible to the general public. Both contribute valuable data to the scientific community and enhance public understanding of ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   GLOBE Mission Earth News: TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT RESEARCH & ACTIVITIES GENERAL ACTIVITIES   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER OBSERVING VISIBILITY AND SKY COLOR CLOUD WATCH LEARNING TO USE VISUALIZATIONS CLOUD FUN CLOUDSCAPE TO SPREAD OR NOT TO SPREAD WE'RE ALL CONNECTED: EARTH SYSTEM INTERACTIONS RESEARCH: INQUIRE & DISCOVER DATA COLLECTION: OBSERVE & MEASURE DATA EXPLORATION: ANALYZE & CHART SIMULATIONS: PLAY & LEARN OUTDOOR: EXPLORE & CONNECT   News Topics: TRAINING NEWS BRIEFS TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GENERAL ACTIVITIES   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Teacher's Guide: GRADE LEVELS MISCELLANEOUS PROTOCOL INSTRUCTIONS INTRODUCTION ATMOSPHERE SUPPORTING CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM


El paso del huracán Beryl, por el Caribe,  no solo ha afectado Islas al norte del continente,  también afectó a Venezuela,  desde ahí hasta Colombia y parte de Brasil, por impacto indirecto, registrado por los satélites del Goes 16-  Este,  en sus diferentes bandas,  con notables lluvias e inundaciones. Día 05-07-2024 , no cabe duda que Beryl plantea serios interrogantes,  en la física de la atmósfera de la tierra, en la época actual, desde cambios significativos en la gravedad de la tierra, que pueda estar afectando la presión atmosférica por zonas, ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH 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 Mission Earth News: TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT RESEARCH & ACTIVITIES   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: REGIONS GLOBE MISSION EARTH   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


The GLOBE Clouds team is delighted to announce this new section that showcases sky and cloud photographs from around the world! We’ve also been receiving some amazing questions from students. The featured question was asked by students from  Corpus Christi Catholic School : Question: Why can we see clouds but not evaporation? Answer: Water vapor is invisible. However, the water in clouds is in liquid or solid state, not gas. Do you have a favorite cloud photo or a question for the team?  Use the linked form  to cast your vote and ask us any question ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


Waleska works with in-service teachers in the teacher training programs of the Galileo University and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. She is the founder and coordinator of the STEAM program Question: Where are you from? Answer:  I was born in the city of the eternal Spring, Guatemala City, in Central America, several eclipses, comets, and moons ago. Question: What inspired you to work in this field? Answer:  Since I was little I had a fascination with natural phenomena, the reason why stars shine led me to be a Physicist, and fireflies and ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


  Brad Hegyi is a research scientist for the NASA Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resources (POWER) project team at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, USA. Brad develops metrics and statistics for POWER from model estimates of future climate to help support planning for future energy use by heating and cooling systems in buildings. Brad also helps create interactive data products to better visualize changes occurring in the climate data. The energy that comes from the Sun is the basic source of energy for everything on Earth. Solar energy drives Earth’s weather and ...


Posted in: Curriculum: TECHNOLOGY STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The Sun drives many processes in Earth’s atmosphere. As the Sun rises and sets, it warms the Earth’s surface at different intensities. These changes in heat lead to changes in the clouds, especially the types of clouds. To study these changes, we need observations at different times over the course of hours, days, weeks, months, and years from around the globe. It can be tricky to capture the extent of these interactions with satellites alone, which is why we need observations from your perspective on the ground as part of the  GLOBE Eclipse Challenge: Clouds and Our ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


On April 8, 2024 many of us in North America will have the opportunity to experience a solar eclipse. Whether you’re in the path of totality, or will be experiencing a partial eclipse, it’s sure to be all the buzz. This is a great opportunity to turn the excitement about the solar eclipse into curiosity about other fields of science. During the eclipse, as the moon comes between us and the Sun, we will experience a sudden change in the amount of Sun’s energy reaching our surface. This can cause changes in our atmosphere including changes in air temperature, surface temperature, clouds, ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: IOPS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT


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