Meet Lin Chambers
Lin Chambers studied to be an engineer. Instead she became a NASA scientist. Her main job is to study clouds and climate. She does this with CERES. CERES is an instrument on NASA satellites.
Lin studies the data CERES collects. Because CERES looks at Earth from far away in space, it doesn't always see things quite right. This is why Lin developed the S'COOL project.
S'COOL stands for "Students' Cloud Observations On-Line". Students look at clouds from the ground and report what they see to NASA. Scientists know there's a problem when the students see something different than what CERES shows.
Written by Lin Chambers
Edited by Dan Stillman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies