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Data Visualization Applications

Science On a Sphere®

GSL's Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room-sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display global data on a six-foot diameter sphere. The GSL team maintains a catalog of more than 500 SOS datasets.

SOS Explorer™ (SOSx) is a flat screen version of Science On a Sphere® (SOS). The revolutionary software takes SOS datasets, usually only seen on a 6-foot sphere in large museum spaces, and makes them more accessible. The visualizations show information provided by satellites, ground observations and computer models.

There are two versions available. SOS Explorer is an exhibit-quality version and SOS Explorer Mobile is a free introductory version for smartphones and tablets. Learn more about SOSx here!

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) products

GSL manages the HFIP product pages that contain experimental analysis and forecast guidance.