GLOBE Observer is an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds in support of climate research. Scientists also use your data to verify NASA satellite data. And by submitting your observations, you can help students of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program. To participate, just download the app, go outside and follow the prompts in the app to observe your environment. Photograph clouds, record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images to help scientists understand the sky from above and below. Want to use GLOBE Observer: Clouds to address dust storms? Head over to this blog post to learn more: New and interested users are encouraged to go to to learn more and receive step-by-step instructions. You can visit to learn more about GLOBE Observer and the Clouds tool. For educators, the main GLOBE Program can be found at Children under the age of 13 should be supervised by an adult when using the app. Always follow guidelines from your local officials, and only participate in GLOBE activities or use the GLOBE Observer app if it is safe to do so.