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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


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