05 Apr '12, 6pm

Visualize Climate Change Data with Free iPhone App from NASA

Visualize Climate Change Data with Free iPhone App from NASA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, it might just be worth more than that. If the words 'climate change' seem more like trendy buzzwords than something concrete, then perhaps this new app from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can help you get your head around it. NASA's Earth Now is a free app that uses recent global climate data gathered from Earth Science satellites and displays it on a 3D model of the Earth, letting you visualize a variety of different types of data using "false color" maps. Choose between data sets of the Earth's carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels, water vapor, gravity, surface air temperature, ozone, and sea level variations, and rotate or zoom in on the model with just a swipe or a pinch. NASA JPL /Screen capture Earth Now was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications an...

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