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ALIA, along with the Australian Space Agency and The Office of the Chief Scientist, and with help from Science Time From Space, is very excited to be able to bring an additional science and educational component to NSS 2021 – a science experiment from the International Space Station!The experiment is designed to shed some light on the important issue of climate change. The science concept shown will be that changing the surface of Earth results in changes to sun/earth/space heat balance. When we change the surface of the Earth from trees, oceans and dirt to concrete, bare fields and roads...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate General Science GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Primary Audience: Scientists Students

I am so excited! This Thursday April 15 at 10am MT/12pm ET, the GLOBE program will celebrate National American Sign Language (ASL) Day! My friend Jillian Anderson and her students will give us a brief intro to ASL. They will also teach us how to sign some of the terms we use in GLOBE in ASL! I first met Jillian in 2018 when I was a GLOBE Air Quality intern at NASA Langley, under the mentorship of Dr. Margaret Pippin. I asked Margaret if I could invite the Lexington School for the Deaf to participate in the US GLOBE Air Quality Student Research Campaign. Margaret said "yes" instantly. I then...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ورشة دليل الطالب الى براءة الاختراع قدمها مختصين من مكتب الامانة العامة تبراءة الاختراع في دول مجلس التعاون


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Have you participated in the most recent GLOBE survey yet? Please join us in sharing your thoughts about how we can move forward to create a more inclusive environment in which everyone, everywhere, is recognized as a valued contributor!  Please take the survey in your preferred language by 20 April 2021:Arabic/عربىCroatian/HrvatskiCzech/ČeštinaEnglishFrench/FrançaisPortuguese/PortuguêsSpanish/EspañolThai/ไทย


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The asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet's tropical rainforests, a study suggests.Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests.After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that made up these forests changed drastically.The team has outlined its findings in the prestigious journal Science.Our team examined over 50,000 fossil pollen records and more than 6,000 leaf fossils from before and after the impact.They found that cone-bearing...


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Rahil V. is a high school student from Maryland. He was part of the 2020 STEM Enhancement in the Earth Sciences Mosquito Habitat Mapper summer research intern cohort. This past summer I attended the SEES Virtual Mosquito Mappers Internship, changing my life. I suppose "life-changing" is often used arbitrarily to describe a great experience, but I can assure you, I do mean life-changing. I entered the summer wary of a virtual internship; after all, how useful could zoom calls and a virtual classroom be?Within the first week, I was blown away by the competent mentors, resources, and peers...


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Two projects have adopted the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool as a way to obtain data for scientific analysis. The GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign plays an official role in a research project funded by the National Science Foundation: Citizen Epidemiology: Designing and Connecting Next-Generation Cyber, Biological, and Citizen Science Systems for the Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases. The project PI is Dr. Ryan Carney, University of South Florida. To create an automated larva identification using artificial intelligence, many images of mosquito larvae are needed- from all...


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U Prirodoslovno – grafičkoj školi obilježili smo, u sklopu GLOBE programa, Svjetski meteorološki dan. Prije 71 godinu 23.3. osnovana je Svjetska meteorološka organizacija pa se tog dana obilježava Svjetski dan meteorologije. Učenici naše škole, smjer Kemijski tehničar, koji su uključeni u GLOBE program, istražili su što je meteorologija. Odradili su i radionicu upoznavanja osnovnih oblika oblaka i njihova prepoznavanja te su na mjernom mjestu za promatranje oblaka, ponovili kako se promatra nebo i određuje pokrivenost neba oblacima. Osim toga, učenici su izradili sunčane satove,...


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Every time you take a cloud observation, the NASA GLOBE Clouds team matches your observation to satellite data. Why do we do this? Your view of clouds is from a different perspective than what is observed from a satellite. Satellites look down at clouds and see the top. When you make your observation, you are looking up towards the sky and seeing the bottom of the clouds. When there is a match, scientists then have a top-down view of clouds from a satellite and a bottom-up view from your spot. When you mix these two views together, you have a more complete picture of the sky....


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

The NASA GLOBE Clouds team highlights cloud observers Hilde Fålun Strøm (Norway) and Sunniva Sorby (Canada), who created Hearts In The Ice to call attention to all the rapid changes occurring in the polar regions due to the changing climate. These citizen scientists made history last year by being the first women to overwinter solo in the high Arctic. They spent 12 consecutive months without running water or electricity at a remote trappers cabin called “Bamsebu” in Svalbard, Norway. While they were there, they made numerous GLOBE cloud observations as well as...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

The NASA GLOBE Clouds team is continuously working with scientists around the world finding ways that cloud observations from citizen scientists impact the most. As we find new ways of using the data, we want to remind you how important each part of your cloud report is to the scientific community. All cloud observations can help with big questions such as the link between clouds and climate. Dr. Patrick Taylor is an atmospheric scientist at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In the Clouds and Earth’s Climate video, Patrick discusses how he studies clouds to look at our...


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Investigation Area Documents

Sun is shining . No clouds .Sky colour is dark blue .


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Placement: Poltava school № 38 Cordinates: 49°59'31'' n.l., 34°53'27'' e.l. Tree height: 5 m Description: dry buds and leaves can be observed on the branches after winter end. A hole in the south side of the tree  trunk was made by children to the sap flow.


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Oak

Placement: park "Peremoha" Cordinates: 49°34'38'' n.l., 34°33'45'' e.l. Tree height: 30 m Trunk diameter:  2 m Description: an oak is a representative of botanical natural monument in our town. Dry  leaves can be observed on the branches after winter end.  


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  Placement: the museum-estate of Ivan Kotlyarevskii. Cordinates: 49°34'54'' n.l., 34°34'04'' e.l. Tree height: 3 m Description: on the branches of cherries you can see the formation of buds.


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math

Carbon is needed for the growth of our tree, it has a positive effect on leaves, stems and roots


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Field Campaigns: Carbon Cycle Surface Temperature GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Biosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Meetings Video Calendar Training News Briefs Primary Audience: Students Teachers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Language Investigation Area Documents

  Hoy quiero compartir con todos acerca del trabajo de mi compañero del equipo de diversidad, equidad, e inclusión de GLOBE, Juan Felipe Restrepo, quien me contó todo lo referente a un evento que él ayudó a organizar y que hizo destacar a un grupo de niñas y mujeres científicas. El panel "Mujeres y Alas" se realizó el viernes 13 de noviembre de 2020, en el marco del VII Festival de las Aves Migratorias de Caribe Colombiano. Este evento fue coordinado y liderado por el Colegio Montessori de Cartagena que a su vez es es Coordinador del Festival junto la Asociación Calidris y la...


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Today I want to share about the amazing work by a fellow GLOBE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task member! My friend Juan Felipe Restrepo shared with me about a special event he helped organized that showcased the great work of several female scientists! The panel “Women and Wings” took place in November 2020, as part of the VII Festival of Migratory Birds of the Colombian Caribbean. This event was coordinated and led by Colegio Montessori de Cartagena, which is also the coordinator of the festival in conjunction with Asociación Calidris and Fundación Serena del Mar. The panel’s...


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Each cloud observation submitted using the GLOBE Observer app or through The GLOBE Program is compared to data from multiple satellites. A satellite match is when satellite data is identified that corresponds to a cloud observation. For orbiting satellites the observation must be within 15 minutes before or after a satellite’s overpass. Geostationary satellites, like the GOES satellites, are always observing the same location. If you are in the United States, you are likely  to get a satellite match to a GOES satellite. These satellites are sending data every 15 minutes. As long as the...


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

Early in the morning here are high clouds in the sky .


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Sky is clear but high clouds are here in the morning in the south .


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It is not raining.


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Sky is clear . Shining sun having clouds , perhaps .it is surprising .


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Half sky is dark blue and somewhat dusty .


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Sun is shining having blue Sky .


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Sky is clear but clouds are here .


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The University of New Hampshire Carbon Cycle team has started to curate a list of resources that compliment GLOBE Carbon Cycle activities and Protocols. These include videos, websites, peer reviewed articles, and a Q&A section with Dr. Scott Ollinger, ecosystem ecologist at UNH and PI on the Carbon Cycle Project. These resources have been sent to us over the past few years, and have found a home here: https://www.globe.gov/web/leitzel-center/home/carbon-cycle-resources.  As we encounter more, we will continue to build this list. If you have resources that you use...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds team at NASA Langley Research Center is working with NASA scientist Dr. Bill Smith to use GLOBE Cloud observations made by people just like you to solve the Terminator Problem! Wait, what? Well, the Solar Terminator or twilight zone is that line that separates the daylit side of a planet from the dark night side. The image on the left is an example. It was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed the terminator on April 17, 2019 as it orbits 254 miles above the Gulf of Guinea on Africa’s mid-western coast.      How can...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math Technology STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS)

Have you ever seen a tree snap due to high winds or a lightning strike?  Back in March 2020, I saw a beautiful Bradford Pear tree starting to bloom with its pale yellow-white blossoms. I thought that this would be a very nice, isolated tree to take a NASA GLOBE Observer tree height observation. Tree Height -  March 15, 2020, 19.41m, Bradford Pear, Salisbury, Maryland USA Let's fast forward to August 4, 2020. At this time, the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States was being greatly affected by the remnants of Hurricane Isaias. By this time, the hurricane was downgraded to...


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Our universe may be filled with unseen giants. Astronomers have discovered two giant radio galaxies, which are some of the largest-known objects in the universe. This revelation suggests that the enormous galaxies may be more common than previously believed. The study published Monday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Astronomers found the two galaxies in new radio maps that were created using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. Radio galaxies, which can be quite common, are brightest in radio wavelengths of light. Centaurus A is a...


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