Start by selecting the layers that you wish to view, in the order that you wish for them to be stacked
on top of each other on the globe. The data sources are organised into the tabs Space, Weather, Academia
Select the "Selected Layers" tab in order to view the layers that you have selected. There, you can
each layer in order to hide or display it, and even delete it by clicking the (x) icon.
You can also click on the downward and upward arrows in order to re-arrange the layers.
Remember that the uppermost layer in the list is the uppermost layer on the globe.
Select the "Legends & Layer Controls" tab in order to view a legend for each of your selected layers,
information including the date and time of the particular layer. Using the "Date and Time" slider, the
can be seen at a specific time. The "Opacity" slider can be used to alter the transparency level of each
the layers. The "View" button can be clicked on each legend in order to view that layer alone on the
globe. After clicking on any "View" button, it will turn to "Unview", which can be clicked to go back to
all the previously selected layers. The "Info" button will display some additional information about
and the "Delete" button will delete the entire layer.
Select the "View Options" tab in order to change the projection from the default 3D, or to select any
location to navigate the globe to, and place a pin there. (Note that the layer containing the pins can
be disabled from Selected Layers at any time).
You can also disable and enable the additional controls that are
on the bottom of the screen from this tab. Those controls can help you move the globe around,
zoom in and out, and obtain the coordinates of any point that you hover over on the globe.
You can move the globe around by dragging the screen. You can also zoom in and out using your mouse or
touchpad, or by using the controls on the bottom. Hover over the globe in order to see the exact
coordinates of that point displayed at the bottom of the
NASA World Weather
Built upon NASA World Wind, NASA World Weather is the first web application to ever display such a broad
range of weather and other global spatial data viewed together in 3D. Gathering information about our
climate is one of the most pressing issues of our time, which is why international organizations have
been setting up satellites and capturing real-time images of the atmospheric conditions on Earth.
However, in order to give a truly comprehensive view of the changes occurring to the Earth’s climate,
it has become necessary to have one platform on which the information from all those different data
sources can be brought together, and displayed accurately in 3D. It is also desired to allow any user
to interactively view past, present, and future weather information.
Built upon NASA World Wind, NASA
World Weather is the first web application to ever display such a broad range of weather and other
global spatial data viewed together in 3D. This gives the user a great customizable experience that can
be utilized by weather forecasters, research scientists studying climate change, and even intrigued
Left Globe Layers
Middle Globe Layers
Right Globe Layers
Please add a layer from the Available Layers tab in order to see the legends.