News Roundup: Polar ice caps, poachers and space detectives

Polar ice caps The US National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has recently updated their KML files of Arctic and Antarctic ice to include 2014 data. We have looked at their work many times in the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth on Earth Day

This Sunday is Earth Day, a time to sit back and think about our wonderful planet, and some of us will be out picking up some trash, or just enjoying nature. For those of you stuck inside due to … [Read more...]

Sea Ice Extent Animation updated for 2011

As they've done for the past few years (here is 2010), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has produced their annual Sea Ice Extent data While 2011 wasn't a record year for ice loss, it … [Read more...]

Sea Ice Extent Animation updated for 2010

We've told you a few times about the excellent Sea Ice Extent data that the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has been producing. They've recently updated their files to show data from 2010, … [Read more...]

Soil Moisture Animations

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has put out some pretty interesting Google Earth data in the past year. Among other things, they brought us the Wilkins Ice Shelf and the "Climate Change … [Read more...]

A Climate Change Tour of Cold Places

Over the past few years, The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has built some impressive Google Earth files, such as the Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse. They've now released a project titled "A … [Read more...]

Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse in Google Earth

The news came out just a few days ago that the last remaining bridge of ice connecting two islands in Antarctica disintegrated and the Wilkins Ice Shelf is now just a pile of broken ice. Now, the … [Read more...]

Glacier Melt Survey in Google Earth

Google Earth is probably the best way to view the evidence of dramatic climate change in the form of glaciers. The reasons being that Google Earth has the best collection of satellite and aerial … [Read more...]

More Detailed Arctic Ice Melting Animation in Google Earth

The ice in the Arctic officially reached the summer minimum on September 12th after a blazing summer in the North. The ice reached the second highest minimum in recorded history just a bit less than … [Read more...]

Popular Science Highlights Scientific Applications of Google Earth

The July issue of Popular Science has a special series of articles highlighting five different scientific visualizations involving the environment using Google Earth. I'm glad to see a popular … [Read more...]