NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has updated its Eyes on the Earth real-time 3D imaging tool.
NASA’s Eyes on the Earth real-time 3D imaging tool received a recent update. More datasets are now available for users who want to use it to explore the world. With Eyes on the Earth, anyone can track the vital signs of the planet – everything from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the planet’s atmosphere to sea level and soil moisture. Also, the tool allows you to track the movement of Earth satellites, which provide the system with data.
Eyes on the Earth is a fun, interactive resource that lets you learn more about environmental phenomena and their impacts. For example, to see measurements of the carbon dioxide that causes the greenhouse effect in a specific part of the world, go to the Vital Signs menu and press the carbon dioxide button. The tool will show a visualization of data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite, which measures gas from the ground to the upper atmosphere. To ensure maximum accuracy, the mission re-processes the data several months before it appears in Eyes on the Earth.
The newest version of Eyes on the Earth also provides data on important events in the natural world. For example, you can see detailed information about the maximum wind speed of a tropical storm, the aftermath of a fire in northern California, even the scale of phytoplankton blooms off the coast of New Zealand.