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NASA GLOBE Observer: Clouds

Main Project Information
Presented By NASA
Goal Help scientists understand the sky from above and below
Task Photograph clouds, record sky observations and share with NASA
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Welcome to GLOBE Observer, an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of climate research. Scientists also use your data to verify NASA satellite data. And by submitting your observations, you can help students of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program. To participate, just download the app, go outside and follow the prompts in the app to observe your environment. Photograph clouds, record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images to help scientists understand the sky from above and below.

How to Join Click the "Request to join" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest!

New and interested users are encouraged to go to to learn more about the GLOBE program, or learn more about the GLOBE Clouds protocol. A one page summary of GLOBE Observer is available too.

Download the app. When you sign into the app to get started, add "SciStarter" in the referral field to earn credit for your contributions!

For iOS via the App Store

For Android via Google Play

Project is part of... The GLOBE Program

App URL (iOS) or (Android)
Materials List iOS app, Android app
Required Gear

Free app

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
Training Materials
Class Materials
Tags app, clouds, globe, nasa, nasa go
Project Updated 02/15/2017