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Wednesday, April 6 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Bringing Large and Diverse Datasets to Mobile Devices for Public Education [D26]

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Two Columbia University apps for the mobile smart phone and tablet (Earth Observer App and Polar Explorer: Sea Level App) offer interactive exploration of large earth and environmental datasets (terabytes) with the objective of providing an enhanced public understanding of regional and global climate change. The land and ocean surfaces and the atmosphere are updated monthly from satellite remote sensing.  The increase in the temperature of the ocean interior that drives thermal expansion and the rise of sea level and the flow of ice sheets on Antarctic and Greenland towards the coasts are visualized in yearly steps back to the 1960's. A finger tap anywhere in the imagery presents descriptive text. Earth Observer is designed as a topic driven atlas, whereas the user of Polar Explorer: Sea Level is guided to seek answers to questions. Currently the apps have about 100,000 users.

Demo/Poster Presenter
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Bill Ryan

Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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David Porter

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
David Porter tudied atmospheric and oceanographic sciences and is interested in the interactions between Earth system components in the polar regions. His current research is focused on ice-ocean interaction in Greenland looking at glacier 'pairs' and what is causing them to behave... Read More →
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Margie Turrin

Education Coordinator, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Margie Turrin is Education Coordinator at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where she develops and runs science education projects for groups from informal community education, to K12 and undergraduate students. Her projects and publications range from engaging... Read More →

Demo/Poster Collaborator
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Andrew Goodwillie

After a degree in geophysics from Durham (UK) and graduate work at Oxford, Andrew Goodwillie spent eight years at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he continued working on his  research interests in lithospheric flexure using shipboard gravity and bathymetry, the construction... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Roone Arledge Auditorium Lerner Hall, Columbia University 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10040

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