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NASA GLOBE Cloud Challenge 2022: Clouds in a Changing Climate

Cloud Challenge logo with program dates: January 15 - February 15

Did you know that clouds can both warm and cool our planet?

Start the new year by joining Neighborhood Scientists around the world to help NASA study our climate. All you need to do is observe, capture, and share data about clouds where you live. The challenge runs from January 15 - February 15.

Who Can Participate?


How Do I Participate?

  • Register today for the kick-off webinar happening January 13 at 5 p.m. to learn about the challenge. To participate in the hands-on activity during the webinar, please have the following material ready before the program begins: a piece of paper, a light source (flashlight or cell phone), a few assorted transparent, translucent, and opaque, such as glass, cellophane, tissue paper, cardboard, foil, etc.
  • Look for an Instagram reel to be released on the NASA GLOBE Program's Instagram every Friday to learn more about clouds with NASA scientists and educators.
  • Watch the video tutorial on how to set up your GLOBE Observer account and use it to share your cloud data.
  • Download the GLOBE Observer app and follow the steps in the app to observe, record, and upload the clouds you observed in your neighborhood
  • Check out a GLOBE Clouds Observation NeiSci kit at a participating branch and follow the instructions in the kit to conduct and share your cloud observations.
  • Share the photos of clouds you observed on social media with hashtag #laplneisci and #nasacloud22
  • You can also participate from the comfort of your home through NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE. You can help NASA scientists identify cloud types and other phenomena in photos taken by GLOBE participants.
  • Learn more about taking cloud observations including written instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.


Check back regularly to see your observations on this map!

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