Submit river or lake ice observations using the GLOBE Observer App

The GLOBE Observer App Land Cover Module offers a method for collecting photo observations of the landscape that is great for capturing ice conditions.

You can collect observations while offline and store them in your app until you get back to the internet and then submit them.

The data from the app is sent to NASA and the GLOBE Program for research and learning on how the land cover is changing around the world. The data from the app collected in Alaska during the frozen seasons gets incorporated into the Fresh Eyes on Ice research and database. The photos flow from the app in near-real time to the National Weather Service Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center and are used immediately in spring flood forecasting and winter travel safety warnings.

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