An overview of the areas of observations/activities offered:
GLOBE Clouds: Cloud observation is more than finding an image of a fluffy rabbit! Cloud observations, those that identify types of clouds, their altitudes, cloud layers and bases, and the amount of cloud cover in a given area help scientists better understand air temperature and precipitation in a locale. Cloud observations also help validate observations made by Space satellites. For example, satellites often confuse images of wispy cirrus clouds and snow. This is especially true if the clouds are above ground area covered by snow. By comparing satellite data to that from citizen scientists, a more accurate understanding of the satellite image is gained. Cloud observations can help validate satellite images from Space, assist with short-term weather predictions and build long-term data for understanding climate.
GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper: Mosquito tracking -- being able to identify individual species of mosquitoes, understand their habitat, range and life cycle and the diseases that they may transmit -- helps scientists find better ways to limit human exposure to these insects and the serious diseases these species may transmit.
GLOBE Land Cover: Observations in Land Cover studies serve the scientific community by providing insights into a community’s risk of flooding, landslides or fire. This data facilitates important planning to keep people safe and communities productive.