This application is awsome. The public is finally able to get a close view of our changing planet over different time periods. The great selection of Nasa Global Climate Change pair images (constantly updated) show area that have been subject to natural disaster or seen significant change over time caused by human activities or consequences of climate change.
The pair images are accessible directly along with related information and on an interactive world map.
The user can also share the app via mail and social media.
A web version is also available here.
After 4 years and 8 months orbiting Earth, the GOCE mission came to an end on 11 November 2013.
In the late 1940s, English astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle remarked, “Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside, is available … a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.”
NASA’s study of Earth’s climate and atmosphere has long been a central focus of its science mission. But perhaps no single piece of research has had as much impact as the simple photographs of Earth taken by NASA’s early astronauts, who fulfilled Fred Hoyle’s prediction.
You can also find this graphic on NASA’s Climate 365 Tumblr page.
Credit: NASA Climate 365 project - a collaboration of the NASA Earth Science News Team, NASA Goddard and Jet Propulsion Laboratory communications teams, and NASA websites Earth Observatory and Global Climate Change.