Search for the Earth Geo-Scope
Freely search information on a global scale through simple operations from a touch panel. The exhibition floor has a total of 13 boards in large and small sizes that facilitate flexible access to data on the Earth collected by scientists. Access a wide range of content, including seasonal changes in biological eco-systems, climate change, and predictions for the future of the global environment. Observation data is regularly updated.
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]
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: Takeuchi Wataru (Instisute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo)]
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]
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]
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.