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Little Cloud Eric Carle (1998)

It Looked Like Spilt Milk Charles G. Shaw (1947)


Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds Josepha Sherman and Omarr Wesley (2003)

Clouds Marion Dane Bauer (2004)

Hide and Seek Fog Alvin Tresselt (1965)

Cloudette Tom Lichtenheld (2011)

Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? Tish Rabe (2004)

The Cloud Book Tomie dePaola (1975)

The Man Who Named the Clouds Julie Hanna and Joan Holub (2006)

Teens and Adults

The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds Gavin Pretor-Pinney (2006)

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics Craig Bohren (1987)




GLOBE Observer Cloud Science [2:45]

Atmospheric scientist, Jessica Taylor, describes how clouds affect our weather and climate and explains how your cloud observations help scientists study clouds.

Correlation Between GLOBE Citizen Science and NASA Satellite Observations [1:49]

In this animation, data from Aqua, CALIPSO, CloudSat and GLOBE Observer are combined to show how multiple observations reveal the structure of clouds.

NASA Behind the Science: Dr. Yolanda Shea [9:59]

Dr. Yolanda Shea shares how watching the weather forecast led her to a career as a NASA scientist. Dr. Shea uses remote sensing to study the role of clouds in Earth's climate.

SME2: Women in STEM [1:35]

In this student-produced video, NASA scientist, Jessica Taylor, shares her advice for girls who are interested in careers in STEM. 

Introducing GLOBE Observer [0:40]

This short video introduces the Clouds module of the GLOBE Observer app.

Real World: Monitoring Earth’s Energy Budget with CERES [4:30]

Learn how clouds interact with sunlight to affect Earth's temperature in this NASA eClips video.

NASA Spotlites: Clouds [1:51]

This student-produced video explains how clouds affect Earth's temperature and describes the different types of clouds.

Anatomy of a Raindrop [2:50]

Learn about the shape of a raindrop and why it is important for satellites like GPM to be able to measure the size of a raindrop. 

Show Me the Water [2:49]

This video breaks down how much of Earth's water is usable and why studying precipitation is important for preparing for extreme weather, like flooding or drought.

For Good Measure [2:01]

This video provides examples of how rain affects our lives and explains how NASA uses satellites to study precipitation.


Making Cloud Observations

This webpage includes detailed instructions for using GLOBE Observer.

Science on a Sphere

Water Falls [8:36]

This Science on a Sphere movie explains how NASA uses satellites to study freshwater resources and extreme weather by investigating clouds and precipitation.

For Good Measure

This two-minute video provides examples of how rain affects our lives and explains how NASA uses satellites to study precipitation. Add this video to a cart by downloading it to a tablet or share it during a presentation.