Learn More About Earth’s Ecology and Weather With NOAA’s New App
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Learn More About Earth’s Ecology and Weather With NOAA’s New App

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific government agency that focuses on the conditions of things like our oceans and waterways as well as Earth’s atmosphere.

The group has a product called “Science On a Sphere” which displays some of its data onto a large, room-sized sphere. It’s typically found in museums. If you’ve ever looked at something like wind patterns on a massive globe projection in a museum, it was likely Science On a Sphere.

Now you can get a similar experience on your iPad or phone.

SOS Explorer is a mobile version of NOAA’s “Science of a Sphere.” Available for free for iOS and Android, with it you can see animated images portraying everything from atmospheric storms and climate change to Saturn’s rings.

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You know, complicated environmental topics that are better understood with a little bit of a visual aid.

Here are some of the sample datasets available:

Recent Hurricane Seasons

Bird Migration

Earthquake Activity

Snow and Ice

Ocean Currents

Historical Tsunamis

Facebook Friendships

Air Traffic

Planets of the Solar System

Climate Change Models

360 Underwater Imagery

With the app, you essentially pick what you’d like to see, and then have

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