NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update: December, January, February 2023-2024

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 Expert: Erquinio Taborda
Erquinio Taborda is a teacher at the San Gabriel District Educational Institution in the City of Barranquilla, Colombia. He has been doing cloud observations since 2005 when he was part of the CERES-S'COOL program of NASA Langley, in Hampton, Virginia and met NASA scientist Dr. Lin Chambers. Now, he is part of the teaching staff attached to the Colombian Ministry of Education, where he develops content for the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, and Robotics using the protocols and the GLOBE methodology.

Science Topic: Clouds on Exoplanets
We have talked about clouds on other planets in our solar system. But what about clouds even farther away? In this update, we explore clouds on exoplanets. An exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. Just like on Earth, clouds on exoplanets consist of liquid or solid droplets suspended in an atmosphere. However, some exoplanets orbit so close to their stars, that their temperatures reach thousands of degrees.

NASA GLOBE Clouds communications in Spanish
Our NASA GLOBE Clouds team will attempt to translate our communications to Spanish whenever possible. You can sign up to receive NASA GLOBE Clouds communications in Spanish.


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