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With NASA’s “Earth Eye”, you can track Earth science satellites in real time as they orbit our planet and explore the treasure trove of information they provide.
3D real-time visualization tools allow users to track NASA satellites and the important earth science data they provide. The recent upgrade has brought a more fascinating experience.
NASA's real-time 3D visualization tool "Earth Eye" has recently been upgraded to include more data sets and make the world within reach. Using this tool, you can track the vital signs of the earth — from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to sea level and soil moisture levels — as well as the constellation of earth satellites that provide these measurements.
Eyes on the Earth provides a fascinating interactive resource that allows you to learn more about environmental phenomena and their effects.
For example, to view measurements of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in a specific region of the world, navigate to the vital signs menu and click the carbon dioxide button. Eye of the Earth will display a visualization of data from NASA's Orbital Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite, which measures gas from the ground to the top of the atmosphere. (To ensure maximum accuracy, the task will reprocess the data in the months before the data appears in Eyes.) Click "Animation Data", specify the date range and see how the level changes over time.
There are eight vital signs to choose from, with background information about each sign.
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The latest version of Eye of the Earth also provides snapshots of major events in nature. For example, you can view detailed information about the maximum wind speed of tropical storms, the impact of fires in northern California, and even the scale and importance of the phytoplankton blooms in New Zealand.
Improvements also include upgrades for a more seamless user experience.
Jon Nelson, Director of NASA's Visualization Technology Application and Development Group, said: "With the latest advancements in technology, we can use these innovations to combine large amounts of data and images to allow users to visualize how our planet is constantly changing." Located in Southern California. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which developed Eyes.
If you want to learn more about the Aqua satellite, just click the icon that shows the spacecraft's global route. In addition to background information about the task, there is an interactive 3D model for you to observe carefully.
During this time, you can view the recently launched Landsat 9 and two powerful missions that will be performed: NISAR (abbreviation for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) and SWOT (surface water and ocean terrain).
The graphics are as rich as the data, and when you understand science, understand the earth better, and understand NASA's many missions to track global health, you will have fascinating deep dives. Although no download is required, the web-based application provides a good complement to any device with a browser and Internet connection (including your smartphone).
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