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YOU can help NASA!
NASA scientists are very interested in learning how clouds
affect our atmosphere. It is the clouds, in part, that affect the overall temperature
and energy balance of the Earth. The more we know about clouds, the more we will
know about our Earth as a system!
As a roaming S’COOL Cloud Observer, a Rover, you will collect data on cloud type, height, cover
and related conditions. Your observations help us to validate satellite data and give us
a more complete picture of clouds in the atmosphere and their interactions with other parts of
the integrated global Earth system. Observations are sent to NASA for comparison to similar
information obtained from satellites. Reports from a wide range of locations are helpful to assess
the satellite data under different conditions.
This site provides all the information that you need to make and report a cloud observation.
We welcome participation from any interested observers, especially from places where official
weather observations are few and far between. This
can help you get started!
For permanent, school or museum-based observation sites, please visit the main web page
for the project, Students' Cloud Observations On-Line, to register
S'COOL Observers vs Rover Observers