Data Visualization (Eyes on the Earth)


Agriculture & Environment , Space and Aeronautics , Water

Project Description

NASA’s Eyes on the Earth is an interactive computer application that displays the current and future locations of NASA’s Earth-observing fleet of satellites and visualizes the data they collect from the Earth in near real-time or from data archives. Thus, it allows users to monitor Earth's vital signs, for example, global surface temperature, sea level, and carbon dioxide concentration. It also allows exploration the of the latest Earth events such as sandstorms, wildfires, and hurricanes through geo-located satellite images.

“Eyes on the Earth” is an educational application that displays satellite data using interactive visuals. Thus, allowing the user to explore and monitor our planet’s vital signs, such as sea level height, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and Antarctic ozone. The application also shows the location of all of NASA’s operating Earth-observing missions in real time. Developed using a state-of-the-art visualization technology, displays the location of all of NASA's currently operating Earth-observing missions in real time. These missions constantly monitor the planet's vital signs, such as sea level height, concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, global temperatures and extent of sea ice in the Arctic, to name a few.

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