Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed that they will be using an uncommon strategy to aid verify data from CERES (Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System) project.
And for this reason, they are asking everyone to help them.
According to the space agency, there are times that their satellites are having a hard time separating as well as identifying clouds.
That is why they are asking people to capture photos of clouds and share them over a particular app.
On the other hand, the main purpose of the CERES project is to study the Earth’s climate like the role of clouds in the climate change.
In fact, NASA explains that their instruments cannot always distinguish between clouds and other things revolving beyond the planet.
Nevertheless, since the space agency is seeking for everybody’s help, if you are interested you can download the app known as “Globe Observer” and it is accessible in both Android and iOS devices.
This app features detailed instructions regarding on how to capture and share the pictures.
In addition, according to NASA, the perfect time to capture this data is between summer and winter seasons since it covers several interesting cloud activity.
Nonetheless, every person can submit 10 photos each day starting today to April 15.
However, if the photo is captured in the same space as when a CERES satellite television is overhead, the space agency will send an email containing the comparison of the submitted image and their own image.