By Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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NASA's Earth Now 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.
- Fixed the crash that was effecting a few users!
- Text changes for some datasets
- Update Air Temperature Dataset
- Stability & Bug fixes
- Carbon Dioxide datamaps updated up to December 2011
- New Sea Level Data that replaces the old dataset, updated up to December 2011
- Initial App Store Release
What's New in Version 1.64
EarthNow has 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.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 11 December 2013
- Version: 1.64
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- © 2013 California Institute of Technology
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.