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Earth Science Mobile Apps

Aquarius Mobile App

App Icon Learn about NASA's Earth satellite mission to measure global sea surface salinity, a major factor of climate change. The Aquarius app features news updates and scientific data from the mission. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Devices.
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Earth as Art

App Icon In 1960 the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This app celebrates Earth's aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. The app features stunning images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. Sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so the images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The app draws on several images from the USGS Landsat image gallery and introduces many new images. This app features time-lapse satellite images of locations on Earth undergoing significant change over decades, linking to NASA's Earth Observatory website. The app has a thumbnail gallery of the images as well as an interactive directory with images organized by geographic region. Each image has a brief caption and the ability to enlarge each scene. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime. Earth as art – enjoy the gallery.
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mPing

App Icon The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) needs YOUR help with a research project! If you live in the area shown on the map, the the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING) wants YOU to watch and report on precipitation. PING is looking for young, old, and in-between volunteers to make observations―teachers, classes and families too! We have collected over 45,000 observations since 2006, already making PING successful because of your help. PING volunteers can spend a little or a lot of time making observations. The basic idea is simple: NSSL will collect radar data from NEXRAD radars in your area during storm events, and compare that data with YOUR observations.
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NASA's Earth Now

App Icon View stunning visualizations of climate change data from NASA's Earth satellites on a 3-D model of Earth that can be rotated and manipulated for an all-encompassing view of our world's vital stats. Choose from extensive visual datamaps including sea level, ozone, carbon dioxide and watervapor to monitor and study climate patterns across the planet.
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Space Place Prime Mobile

App Icon 'Space Place Prime,' the popular NASA iPad magazine, is now available for iPhone. This exciting app gathers some of the best and most recent web offerings from NASA. It taps engrossing articles from The Space Place website, enlightening NASA videos, and daily images such as the Astronomy Picture of the Day and the NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day. Space Place Prime targets a multigenerational audience. Kids, teachers, parents, space enthusiasts, and everyone in between will find fascinating features on this new, free NASA iPhone app.
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NASA Visualization Explorer

App Icon NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA¹s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you¹ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Downloadit now, tap into the power of NASA¹s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every week!
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SatCam

App Icon SatCam lets you capture observations of sky and ground conditions at the same time that an Earth observation satellite is overhead. When you capture a SatCam observation and submit it to our server, it helps us to check the quality of the cloud products that we create from the satellite data. In return, we send you the satellite image that was captured at your location, anywhere in the world! SatCam supports theTerra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP satellites. SatCam was developed at the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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AirNow - EPA

App Icon The AIRNow iPhone application will provide an increasingly mobile public with real-time air quality information that people can use to protect their health when planning their daily activities. The app will allow users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange."
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Satellite Insight

App Icon A sea of critical real-time weather data floods into the satellite's memory grid. A storm full of tornadoes is brewing! The Sun is about to blast out a huge solar flare that could destroy satellites! To save lives and protect expensive instruments, the GOES-R weather satellite must not lose any of the data it is collecting. You can help! Bundle like data types together and store them safely before the data grid overflows. In Satellite Insight, colored blocks falling into columns on a grid represent small pieces of data. When three or more same-colored blocks are touching, tap to select, then tap on the GOES-R satellite to store. Data blocks fall slowly at first, but speed up quickly. Each speed-up also brings a power-up tool you can use at any time to help clear the grid. But if the data piles up past the top of the grid, the game ends. Keep it going as long as you can and try to beat your best time!
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Mobile App Pages

NASA Mobile App Collection

App Icon Here's a collection of nearly all of the NASA mobile apps that have been produced for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Some of them are repeated here, but if you're interested in other NASA apps make sure you check out this page!
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EPA - My Green Apps

App Icon EPA just launched My Green Apps, your destination for over 100 apps to help you understand and protect the environment. You can sort the apps by topic or platform, or suggest an existing app we could add to the site. In addition, EPA wants you to tell them which ideas should be turned into apps. Once EPA hears the priorities of the public, they'll show the feedback to software developers who can convert the ideas into apps. EPA has already done some homework for developers and identified environmental data that could be used to build these apps.
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