For those interested in climate change, NASA has a new app to see how and why climate data is not the same as it used to be.
The updated 1.4 version of the Earth Now app was developed by the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in order to give users a way to track global climate change. The app displays everything from surface air temperature to ozone levels to sea height, using global climate information taken directly from NASA’s satellites.
Earth Now uses a color-coded, 3-D map to show varying data levels around the planet. With a touch of the user’s finger, he or she can find climate data specific to an area or rotate the Earth. One can also zoom in to see more information on the area of his or her choice, such as the relative strength and shortcomings of an area’s environmental situation.
The app is perfect for those curious about the climate data, whether one is interested in gravity, water vapor or carbon dioxide levels.