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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 Tutorial 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 to participate.

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