Color plays a major role in the analysis and communication of scientific information. New tools are helping to improve how color can be applied more accurately and effectively to data.
Data visualization and mapping are valuable tools in the fight against COVID-19. Geoscientists can help healthcare workers and shape public policy.
The artistic process begins with human engagement. Perhaps the revolution we need to address climate change begins by making it an integral part of the scientific method.
Most representations of the water cycle are flawed, researchers found by analyzing over 450 diagrams: The effects of humans, seasonal changes, and different biomes are often neglected.
Using satellite remote sensing data sets can be a daunting task. Giovanni, a Web-based tool, facilitates access, visualization, and exploration for many of NASA’s Earth science data sets.
Combining the capabilities of an open-source drawing tool with Google Earth maps allows researchers to visualize real-world cross-sectional data in three dimensions.
Climate Inspector: A new Web-based approach to exploring global climate change across space and time.
The Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) software project enables climate researchers to solve current and emerging data analysis and visualization challenges.
By calling attention to the perception of data graphics among color-impaired readers, we hoped to raise awareness of an even more prevalent phenomenon: the misuse of spectral, or “rainbow,” color schemes. David B. Stephenson is quite right regarding the incidence of different forms of color-vision impairment, which varies among racial and ethnic groups and is […]
As a color-blind climatologist, I very much appreciated the important color-awareness issues raised by A. Light and P. J. Bartlein in their recent Eos article titled “The End of the Rainbow? Color Schemes for Improved Data Graphics,” (85(40), 5 October 2004, p. 385). Meteorological and climate information is frequently communicated in the form of highly […]