How to Participate
1). Become a GLOBE trained science educator or citizen scientist: Attend a training workshop or take part in virtual eTraining to receive certification.
2). Become a GLOBE Observer: An international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. To participate, just download the app, go outside and follow the prompts in the app and start submitting cloud observations today!
By making a cloud observation within the same time-frame as an overhead satellite (+/- 15 minutes), the NASA GLOBE Clouds team will send you a Satellite Match email that allows you to compare your observations. Find out when satellites will pass over your location in the next two weeks :
For those participants with a GLOBE Teacher or GLOBE Student account:
For citizen scientists:
If you made a cloud observation within the same time-frame as an overhead satellite, you will receive a Satellite Match email from NASA within 1 week of submitting your report. The Satellite Match report not only helps you understand cloud reporting, but it also contributes to NASA satellite instrument validation and helps scientists understand the factors controlling our Earth's climate.
For more information, visit the Satellite Comparison page.
All ground observations that have been processed to date are available, via the internet, for use in a variety of studies. To see these results visit: Explore Data on the NASA GLOBE Cloud Protocol sub-site. GLOBE participants can access NASA GLOBE Cloud data through the following resources:
The above tools will allow users to view data as charts, graphs, maps, and download files compatible with spreadsheet software, such as Excel, for further analysis.
If you have any questions throughout any of the above participation steps, please contact the NASA GLOBE Clouds Team.