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.
What's New in Version 2.3.1
- Return Visible Earth vital sign to initial view with orbiting satellites.
- Bug Fixes.
A Beautiful App
Saw this mentioned by Senator Whitehouse when he schooled another Senator Climate Change Denier who thought a snowball was evidence that global (climate change) "warming" was a hoax. Delightful image of the Earth. Still exploring all the details. The fact that this is from the Jet Propulsion Labs is reason enough to download. The fact that it's Bree is icing on the cake!
My friend showed me this after talking to some scientist about this kind of stuff.
It's not really for everyday life for a common person, but it's still really cool to have.
Senate tested, Webby approved.
Use on the floor of the senate to show evidence of climate change, Earth Now just won a Webby for best mobile app in reference and education.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 04, 2015
- Version: 2.3.1
- Size: 81.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- © 2014 California Institute of Technology
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.