Some Climate and Energy iPhone and iPad Apps

The first set of Apps are for the Climate, Earth, and Sun.

Skeptical Science consists of scientific answers to misunderstandings about and arguments against climate change. It also includes summaries of daily news about climate science.

CliMate shows you all sorts of climate data sets in world maps and in graphs. It includes: Climate Trends and Weather Information; Sensor Data from Satellites; Climate Analyzer temperature data; Arctic Ice Cover; Atmospheric CO2; and Solar Activity. For the data sets you can choose the part of the earth, and the time period. You tap on any picture to get the nav bar, and type the back arrow shown to go back to the start. Haven’t figured out how to save pictures yet.

Negotiator follows the UN Climate Change Conferences and reports their agenda, progress, and documents.

Earth Now shows you eight vital signs of the earth on a globe that you can rotate. They are Air Temperature, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Gravity Field, Ozone, Sea Level, Water Vapor, and the Visible Earth.

Soho shows several views of the sun from the instruments on the Soho satellite. They show the filaments of the corona and sunspots, the visible sun spots, and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager on the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

DataFinder 2.5 is also called Climate Change DataFinder and is presented by the World Bank to provide World Development Indicators. They are: Size of the Economy; Climate; Exposure to Impacts; Resilience; GHG Emissions and Energy Use; National Level Actions; and Carbon Markets. Results are broken down by country

Legal Planet is The Environmental Law and Policy Blog of Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

The following Apps give data on the energy side.

Energy Stats is by the IEA or International Energy Agency. It has 2012 Key World Energy Statistics. It has data on fossil fuels, hydro, and nuclear in the world and its regions.

REWorld.com is Renewable Energy world.com, which has articles on renewable energy development.

Nuclear Sites shows a map of nuclear reactors in the world and gives their names, ages, and lists nuclear accidents.

Utility Stats by EnerNeX gives the stats on every utility in the US including customers, revenue, and power produced.

Another type of energy savings site is called Ridejoy, which is a method for setting up car pool rides.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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