If you're fascinated with weather… like me… and would like to look at data and variables on a local… national and global scale… I might just have a great iphone or android app for you!
It's called NASA's Earth Now… and it is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites… including surface air temperature… carbon dioxide… carbon monoxide… ozone and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations.
Data sets are visually described using "false color" maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers.
It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory… with support from NASA Headquarters.
A Newer Version… 1.64
EarthNow has also been updated to include data from NASA's Aquarius instrument on board the SAC-D spacecraft… developed in collaboration with the Space Agency of Argentina. Aquarius provides the first global space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity… a key variable in satellite observations of Earth that links ocean circulation… the global balance of freshwater and climate. 7 day and monthly average datasets are included.
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