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The CERES S'COOL Project - Classroom Participation in Weather Ground Truth Measurements
Entry ID: 01-scool-00
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Summary
Abstract: (Summary adapted from the S'COOL web site.)

S'COOL - Students' Cloud Observations On-Line - is a project which involves school children in real science. They provide ground truth (calibration) measurements such as cloud cover, type, and height to assist in the validation of the CERES instrument. They can also compare the surface- and space-based observations to learn more about clouds and climate.

Qualifications for the project include any primary or secondary school teacher and their class. S'COOL recommends that students be at least 9 - 10 years old, but younger students are welcome if the teacher feels it appropriate. If selected, participants will receive some instructional materials, satellite overpass times, and information necessary for reporting results. Particpating classes record basic weather observations at the time that the satellite passes over their location. Observations are then either entered in an online form, emailed, faxed or mailed to NASA for entry into an online database. Students have access to their results as well as those from other participating schools. Some satellite observations for matching times will also be captured so that the students and CERES scientists can evaluate the results.

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Service Citation
Originators: NASA Langley
Title: The CERES S'COOL Project
Provider: NASA Langley
URL: http://scool.larc.nasa.gov/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Service Provider
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: LEONARD R. MCMASTER
Phone: 757-864-5914
Fax: 757-864-5914
Email: l.r.mcmaster at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
MS 401
NASA Langley Research Center
United States
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-0001
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online (WWW)
Distribution_Format: HTML
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-03-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-02-20
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