News - Featured Datasets

Human Transportation Dataset

It isn’t all weather and earth science on the Sphere, we also have human related datasets. In this Human Transportation dataset, global transportation on land, in air, and by sea shows our human footprint and all the energy we use to support our interconnectedness.  Red lines represent 87,000 daily flights, blue lines represent the paths... Read More

Earth’s Cryosphere

Snow – you either love it or hate it.  For many it doesn’t seem like Christmas unless it is white.  Snow and ice have a very important role in regulating climate.  The cryosphere (areas covered by ice, snow, glaciers, or permafrost) is extremely dynamic, changing each season and with changing climate.  Snow and ice reflect... Read More

SOS Dataset: Biosphere

Love the vibrant colors of fall? At NNC, you can learn about why leaves change their colors this time of year. See live demonstrations explaining the reds and yellows in the leaves all around us. See the Science on a Sphere Spotlight showcasing images of the dramatic changes that happen every fall. Read More