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Description

SOS Explorer (SOSx) Mobile is a free, flat screen mobile app version of the popular NOAA Science On a Sphere (SOS). This revolutionary software takes SOS datasets, usually only seen on a 6-foot sphere in large museum spaces, and makes them accessible, portable, and interactive anywhere. SOSx Mobile can immerse the user in animated images such as Saturn’s rings, atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperatures to help explain sometimes complex environmental processes in a way that is intuitive, captivating, interactive, and entertaining. A desktop version, called SOS Explorer, is also available. Contact getsos.gsd@noaa.gov to purchase the exhibit-quality desktop application, which includes VR, real-time data, and the ability to add your own content.

Features include:

• Streaming, high-resolution datasets
• Educational videos
• User-guided tours
• Analysis tools
• 100+ datasets
• Global and flat map views

Sample datasets:

• Recent Hurricane Seasons
• Bird Migration
• Earthquake Activity
• Snow and Ice
• Ocean Currents
• Historical Tsunamis
• Facebook Friendships
• Air Traffic
• Planets of the Solar System
• Climate Change Models
• 360 Underwater Imagery
• Narrated Movies
• ...and so much more!

What’s New

Version 1.1

Now with performance improvements to dataset management! Measure distances on other celestial bodies and tilt the globe with three fingers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

mirrorsRburning ,

A Spectacular Tool!

This is one of the most informative and innovative tools i’ve ever come across.. Period!

However, one of my goals with writing this review is to help improve the overall user experience by informing the app developer of an issue i’ve with the graphical user interface.

The issue is as follows:
While using the pinch to zoom function concurrently with drag to rotate, the globe suddenly “jumps” sporadically to an undesired location - typically on the opposite side of the globe. This issue is greatly frustrating and makes in-depth exploration quite challenging.

I am using the app on an iPhone 11 with iOS 14. I genuinely hope that this can be resolved as an update with future releases and bug fixes.

Thank you,

Sincerely,
Mr. E West

lucifer1949 ,

Terrific Earth Sciences tool

Just got this and it’s fascinating. All kinds of data and links to mini science movies explaining everything from climate change to space weather and Auroras. Great for inquisitive adults and a must have for kids interested in science

Information

Seller
NOAA Science On a Sphere
Size
364.4 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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