NASA has updated a 3D real-time tool that lets you track Earth-observing satellites such as the recently launched Landsat 9, as well as the ISS and Aqua. Eyes on the Earth is created by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and shows Earth-observing satellites in real-time, as well as the data they are collecting.
The updated tool reveals everything from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels in the atmosphere to current global sea levels and moisture in the soil. This information comes from a fleet of dozens of satellites, each specializing in different aspects of the Earth’s climate and environment.
It could also be used to determine ocean surface levels at different locations, as well as how those levels have been changing over time. The newest version of Eyes on the Earth also provides snapshots of significant events in the natural world, according to the space agency. This includes the maximum wind speeds of a tropical storm, the impacts of a northern California fire, and even see the scale of a phytoplankton bloom off of New Zealand and why it matters.
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