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! And YOU can help!
S'COOL's Citizen Scientists are called Rovers, they are roaming S'COOL Cloud Observers.
Rovers 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,
especially when and what to observe.
The buttons to the right will walk you through each participation step!
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!
There is a difference between S'COOL Observers and Rover Observers ... 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.
ROVER FeaturesClick on an image below to the view the full feature.