Join the NASA GLOBE Clouds "Spring Cloud Observations Data Challenge" (15 March – 15 April)
The NASA GLOBE Clouds team at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, USA, is excited to announce the NASA GLOBE Clouds: Spring Cloud Observations Data Challenge. Participants are invited to enter up to 10 cloud observations per day from 15 March through 15 April 2018 using the GLOBE Program’s data entry options or using GLOBE Observer app. GLOBE and GLOBE Observer participants with the most observations will be congratulated by a NASA scientist with a video posted on the NASA GLOBE Clouds website.
How to Participate
Follow the steps on the GLOBE Clouds: How to participate website to learn more about submitting your cloud observations. Only those who enter their cloud observations using the GLOBE Online Data Entry website, GLOBE Data Entry app, or the GLOBE Observer app will be considered.
Below are some resources and helpful links to help you make your observations.
Cloud Identification Resources and Tips
- Educators: Use this recommended activity outline perfect for classroom or afterschool settings
- GLOBE Cloud Identification Chart (English)
- Dr. Lin Chamber's tip for cloud observers
- Dr. Tina Cartwright's foldable dichotomous key for cloud identification
Data Collection and Data Entry Help
- Cloud Data Sheet (print form) – You can use this form to gather data. (Please remember that you need to enter the data into GLOBE or GLOBE Observer to be considered for the data challenge.)
- Tips and tricks of using the GLOBE Observer app for cloud observations
- GLOBE Web Tutorials on how to use the GLOBE website
Thank you for participating in this data challenge. Your observations help scientists better understand satellite data of our atmosphere.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office