Earth Matters

Earth is an amazing planet, and the one that matters most to us. Let’s have a conversation about it.

Fish Stories from the ISS

More Melt Ponds

A View to Remember

Elegant Figures

On data visualization and information design on the Earth Observatory.

My Favorites

Adjusting the Range: How to Scale Data

Palettes aren’t the only important decision when visualizing data with color: you also need to consider scaling. Not only is the choice of start and end points (the lowest and highest values) critical, but the way intermediate values are stretched between them. read more

The Difference between Night and Day

VIIRS Day-Night Band data is spectacular, but takes a little bit of work to visualize. read more

Climate Q&A

Myths, misunderstandings, and frequently asked questions about climate.