Family Cloud Resources

NASA GLOBE Clouds Family Guide

Image of someone in a space suit using a GLOBE Clouds Window
Image Credit: NASA

Observing clouds is a fun family activity. It also helps build children's curiosity in science and the natural world around them. With NASA GLOBE Clouds, you and your family identify different types of clouds. You can also start documenting your observations in the sky above you. You can keep a journal of cloud shapes, opacity, thickness, and other details. You can submit your measurements using the GLOBE Observer app. This provides valuable information for NASA scientists. It can help them interpret their own satellite data.

How You Can Help

NASA's satellites can measure huge patches of the Earth's atmosphere from space. But, sometimes, it's difficult for them to capture all the details of what's going on beneath the top layer. This is why volunteer citizen scientists like you and your family can help out. Scientists can combine satellite measurements from above with measurements from the ground. This helps them develop a more thorough understanding of our planet's atmosphere.