Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe tropical storms.
Created by NOVA Labs and funded by NASA, the Cloud Lab offers citizen scientists the opportunity to identify different cloud types, from cirrus to cumulus to altostratus. The project also gives citizen scientists direct access to the types of data, imagery, and tools scientists use to investigate Earth's most powerful storms. Citizen scientists can learn how to track the development of storms and better predict their impacts by conducting their own storm investigations.