Google Earth For Earth Day

Today 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 weather, … [Read more...]

Wilkins Ice Shelf, Sea Ice Extent Animation

A few days ago, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) released dramatic imagery showing a huge portion of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica, 13,680 sq. km in size, which broke off and began … [Read more...]

ISDE5 Day 2 Summary

There was a lot of interesting things presented at the Internation Symposium for Digital Earth on Day 2. Read my overview of ISDE5 here, or visit their web site ISDE5.org for more details. Also, … [Read more...]

New Snow and Ice Data for Google Earth

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the University of Colorado and affiliated with NOAA. Last April the NSIDC released a Google Earth collection showing examples of glacier … [Read more...]

View Melting Glaciers in Google Earth

With concerns of global warming, one of the most dramatic signs often shown are photos of places like Glacier National Park where some glaciers have all but completely melted. One of the Google … [Read more...]

Glacier Melt in Google Earth

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has released a web site called "The State of the Cryosphere". The word "cryosphere" refers to low-temperature elements of weather such as ice and snow … [Read more...]