Search for the Earth Geo-Scope
This interactive board allows you to access various Earth observation data collected from domestic and international scientists and research institutes. Thirteen boards in different sizes will be aligned on the exhibition floor and you can search for information on the scale of the Earth with an easily operated touch panel. The content, regularly updated, covers areas such as seasonal changes in ecology, climate change, and the predicted future image of the Earth’s environment. Miraikan designed this exhibition to become a transmission point for data concerning the current status of the Earth.
The Arctic Tern Migration
The tern is a migratory bird that travels more than 10,000km from Greenland to the South Pole. By comparing the temperature of the oceans and the ecology of living things, probe into the mystery of how they can travel across such long distances.
[Data provided by: ARC-PIC.COM, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources]
Fires that are so massive that they surpass forests’ ability to recover can cause serious deforestation. Forest fires occur so frequently around the world that they are considered to contribute to global warming. The reason for this becomes clear through an observation of the regions and seasons in which the fires occur.
[Data provided by: Wataru Takeuchi (Instisute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo)]
Future Projection, Air Temperature
Not only will an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere lead to rising temperatures, it is also expected to cause severe climate change. Take a look at future temperature increases through the results of simulations based on current temperature data.
[Data provided by: JAMSTEC, AORI, NIES, MEXT]
The numerous earthquakes that take place around the world every day serve as clues for understanding the interior of the Earth. By studying the places where earthquakes occur, we will be able to gain an overview of the ecology of planet Earth.
[Data provided by: U. S. Geological Survey]
E-Book "Geo-Scope Search for the Earth"
In 2016, Miraikan released an e-book version of the permanent exhibit "Geo-Scope" on the iBooks Stores of countries around the world. Geo-Scope enables users to access a diverse range of Earth observation data. Going beyond its scope as an "exhibit," this e-book enables users to experience the Geo-Scope in many ways. In addition to personal use, it is also possible to select appropriate data and simulations provided by Geo-Scope in order to design lessons and workshops.