Earth Matters

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

August Puzzler

Glacier-calving in Lakes Versus the Sea

Fish Stories from the ISS

More Melt Ponds

A View to Remember

Notes from the Field

NASA scientists are in the field and write home to tell about it.

Video “Games” for Science

A Vast Ocean Teeming with Life

Charting MABEL’s course

Deep Blue Water and a Roller Coaster Ride

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

Climate Q&A

Myths, misunderstandings, and frequently asked questions about climate.