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NASA GLOBE Clouds Team Matches Your Cloud Observations to Satellite Data! Why? Read Recent Blog and Find Out!

Graphic showing two people standing on the Earth, sending their data -- and connecting their data -- to a satellite in space.

“Every time you take a cloud observation, the NASA GLOBE Clouds team matches your observation to satellite data,” Marilé Colón Robles (lead for the GLOBE Clouds Team at NASA's Langley Research Center) said in a recent blog, “Data Discoveries.”

“Why do we do this? Your view of clouds is from a different perspective than what is observed from a satellite. Satellites look down at clouds and see the top. When you make your observation, you are looking up towards the sky and seeing the bottom of the clouds. When there is a match, scientists then have a top-down view of clouds from a satellite and a bottom-up view from your spot. When you mix these two views together, you have a more complete picture of the sky. Researchers have used these two views to study different aspects of the clouds and sky. As more data become available, more ideas for how to use it are generated,” Robles said in the blog.

The blog discusses how Dr. Brant Dodson, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, is working to compare satellite data to GLOBE cloud observations, as well as research projects your observations can support.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office