The CERES S-COOL Project


The S'COOL (Student Cloud Observations On Line) Web site provides information on the project and how to participate, as well as classroom materials and resources. S'COOL is a component of NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project. CERES is an instrument onboard several NASA satellites that measures the amount of energy reflected and emitted by clouds. S'COOL participants make ground-truth measurements--land-based observations that are used to validate and improve satellite measurements. In addition to English, portions of the S-COOL WWW site are available in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Field laboratories
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Earth System Topics: Atmosphere
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:Teaching in the Field, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: Clouds and Cloud Cover, Ground Truthing (in situ), Remote Sensing (Active and Passive)