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, families identify different types of clouds. Users can also start documenting their observations in the sky above. They can keep a journal of cloud shapes, opacity, thickness and other details. Measurements can be submitted using the GLOBE Observer app. This provides valuable information for NASA scientists. It can help them interpret their own satellite data.

How GLOBE Members Can Help

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