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"Google has updated Google Earth Timelapse"

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:11 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 8:23 AM ]

"In 2013, we released Google Earth Timelapse, our most comprehensive picture of the Earth's changing surface. This interactive experience enabled people to explore these changes like never before—to watch the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Today, we're making our largest update to Timelapse yet, with four additional years of imagery, petabytes of new data, and a sharper view of the Earth from 1984 to 2016. 
We’ve even teamed up again with our friends at TIME to give you an updated take on compelling locations." 


Google Earth Engine

"You can also view the new annual mosaics in Google Earth's historical imagery feature on desktop, or spend a mesmerizing 40 minutes watching this YouTube playlist

"New Data Set Is Poised To Revolutionize Climate Adaptation"

posted Sep 21, 2016, 6:05 PM by Jeffrey Jones

"By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people." Source:

"... CHIRPS ...blends data from weather stations and weather satellites with extraordinary accuracy, providing a detailed record of global rainfall stretching back more than 30 years....

Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS)

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