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Cloud Observations for the 2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium


 

The 2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium important dates and rubrics are now available! The GLOBE Clouds team at NASA Langley Research Center would love to see you use cloud observations in your research! 

Do you need some ideas? Here are a few. Also, don't forget about the blog on how to come up with a good research question


K-2nd grade:

- What is the cloud type observed the most during Fall/Spring/Summer (choose one or a different period of time)?

- Which cloud type, nimbostratus or cumulonimbus, produces the most rain at our school? (choose a period of time for the observations. It can be one month, a season, etc)

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3rd - 5th grade:

- What is the cloud cover percentage most observed during Fall/Spring/Summer (choose one or a different period of time)?

- Which contrail type (short lived, persistent, or persistent spreading) is most observed in our area?

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6th - 8th grade:

- Are high and thin clouds or low and thick clouds most observed in our area and the how these clouds may affect the Earth's radiation budget (cooling or warming)?

Do different cloud types affect differently the temperature of the ground? You can change this to be how clouds affect the temperature of different parts of the school or playground like playground mulch, swings or slides. You can also state it as - do cloud shadows change the temperature of the ground?

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9th - 16th grades:

- How often did ground observations match satellite observations and implications on satellite observations? This goes into using the satellite matches. Focus on just one variable like total cloud cover or presence at a particular cloud level (please note that satellites cannot determine cloud types, but can detect clouds at different altitudes). 

- satellite comparisons: is there a satellite that matches most to ground observations and the implications of satellite observations?

- How does the opacity of clouds affect surface temperature? You can substitute the surface for a particular object around the school. Learn more about cloud opacity as well as tips and tricks of making cloud observations with this brand new page - Making Cloud Observations: Tips and Tricks Using the GLOBE Observer App.

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Reach out to the GLOBE Clouds team my adding a comment or sending your questions to https://scool.larc.nasa.gov/GLOBE/contact/ . Don't forget to review the tips on how to come up with a good research question - https://www.globe.gov/web/marile.colonrobles/home/blog/-/blogs/how-to-come-up-with-a-good-research-question-globe-clouds-edition

Learn more about the 2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium:

- General information: https://www.globe.gov/news-events/globe-events/virtual-conferences/2019-international-virtual-science-symposium

- Rubrics and badges: https://www.globe.gov/news-events/globe-events/virtual-conferences/2019-international-virtual-science-symposium/rubrics-and-badges

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