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The NOVA Cloud Lab

Main Project Information
Presented By NOVA Labs
Goal Analyze cloud data to predict storms.
Task Use data and imagery from NASA to track & predict current storms
Where Online only

Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe tropical storms. Featuring NOVA-produced videos and real feeds from NASA Earth Science satellites, this Lab challenges you to classify clouds and investigate the role they play in severe tropical storms.

This project is part of the larger NOVA Labs platform.

How to Join

Register for free and get started by watching the introductory videos.

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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials
Tags boston, cloud, cyclones, hurricanes, nova, nova labs, pbs, storms, weather, wgbh
Project Updated 04/11/2017