Viewing the polar vortex in Google Earth


For those of you shivering in the United States, you may have read that a "polar vortex" is to blame for the shockingly low temperatures.  For a new look at that phenomenon, the folks at NOAA have … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer


Google Earth is an amazing tool for studying and sharing information about our planet's climate.  Frank first shared a climate-related story back in 2006 (UNEP's New Environment Layer in Google Earth) … [Read more...]

Tracking Tropical Storm Karen with Google Earth


While Tropical Storm Karen is continuing to weaken as it approaches land, it is never wise to ignore a storm of this size if you're in the path. If you'd like to keep an eye on Karen using Google … [Read more...]

Google publishes Crisis Response map for Boulder, Colorado


Similar to maps that Google has released in the past for places like Alberta and Moore, they've just published a Crisis Response map to assist with the flooding in Boulder, Colorado. You can view … [Read more...]

Imagery from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado now in Google Earth


As they did not long after Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast United States last fall, Google has just pushed out new imagery from the devastating tornado that recently hit Moore, … [Read more...]

Moore, Oklahoma in Google Earth


As Google often does after horrible events like the tornadoes in Oklahoma this week, Google has created a Crisis Response Page to assist with the relief effort.  The map includes a wealth of … [Read more...]

Tracking Winter Storm Nemo with Google Earth

The forecast models still aren't in complete agreement, but it appears that Winter Storm Nemo could break some records when it hits the northeastern United States later today and tomorrow. It's … [Read more...]

Tracking Winter Storm Euclid with Google Earth

A major winter storm is ripping across the eastern United States right now, with blizzard warnings stretching 730 continuous miles. Google Earth offers some great tools for tracking storms such as … [Read more...]

Predicting volcanic ash with Google Earth

The "Puff-Volcanic Ash Tracking Model" is a system of Google Maps and Google Earth KML files that help predict the ash patterns for volcanoes around the world. As explained in their user manual: Puff … [Read more...]

Visualizing 14,000 ski lifts with Google Earth and Fusion Tables

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There are a lot of weather sites on the internet, but a new site has hit the scene and is off to a great start -- Uber Weather. Uber Weather has most of the features you'd expect from a weather site, … [Read more...]