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Changing climate science with your smartphone

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  • Smartphones can help you stay in the know about the latest in climate change science.
  • Take part in the conversation by joining NASA's team of citizen scientists.
  • Crowdsourced science broadens our understanding of a changing climate.

Now there’s an easier way to keep abreast of developments in the climate science field.

Thanks to three interactive smartphone apps from NASA, you can easily check on the latest scientific understanding about climate change. Even better: You can help add to our knowledge.

<strong> Look again. </strong>NASA smartphone app give you a quick means to compare landmarks over time. Courtesy NASA.

Images of Change is an app that shows you images from NASA’s Global Climate change website. What you’ll see are pairs of images. For instance, what did Alaska’s Muir Glacier look like in 1941 compared to now? The proof is right at your fingertips.

These images of stark transformation can be viewed side by side or overlaid to easily switch back and forth between then and now.

Replete with historical information and a map, with Images of Change you are in for a compelling and informative trip back in time.

<strong>Take a little trip. </strong>Take a science trip around the world without leaving your home. This NASA app keeps you up to the minute with changing Earth climate conditions. Courtesy NASA.

Want to know what’s going on in the next hemisphere? Use the Earth – Now app.

This app turns climate data into an easy to use visualization tool. False color maps give insight into air carbon dioxide, air temperature, gravity, ozone, and other readings.

Hold a 3D model of our world in your hand and quickly grasp the changes taking place in the Earth right now.

<strong>Join the team. </strong> NASA citizen science app invites you to take part in documenting the changing conditions of our world. Courtesy NASA.

But rather than just passively observing the Earth, why not take part in the science?  That’s the general idea behind the iSeeChange tracking app.

You and your friends can become citizen scientists, and stand shoulder to shoulder with NASA experts. Use the iSeeChange app to document how climate change is affecting your home.

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