Aquatic Dead Zones

"Aquatic Dead Zones" or "dead sea areas" is the following map (based on data from the MODIS sensor aboard the Aqua satellite), released today by NASA Earth Observatory , shows an overview of "dead sea areas." Following the reasoning used in drawing the map, is taken as the dead area  occupied by waters in which the ability to hold dissolved oxygen is so low that hardly a marine organism survive in them.

The size and number of marine dead zones—areas where the deep water is so low in dissolved oxygen that sea creatures can’t survive—have grown explosively in the past half-century. Red circles on this map show the location and size of many of our planet’s dead zones. Black dots show where dead zones have been observed, but their size is unknown.


Ecosystems of the World

An infographic based around the Ecosystems of the world. Created to be used as a learning aid for children, tried to present an overview of the ecosystems. On creating this infographic discovered that Ecosystems are so complex with many different factors influencing them that it was difficult to present this in one infographic. This was the challenge in creating this graphic, which information to use to give an insight into the ecosystem while making it accessible for the audience. wanted to show an visually interesting graphic, mixing and breaking away from the vector imagery favoured in infographics at the moment. Using a pie chart as the base and mixing it with maps and photos of the different animals from that ecosystem, tried to create depth with the images and pull outs of info with the colours and shapes. With the amount of text on the graphic is was a major challenge. Hopefully it works, let me know your thoughts. Your thoughts are always welcome.

Earth's Atmosphere Top to Bottom

The air you breathe is precious, and the farther from Earth's surface you go, the less there is. But Earth's atmosphere extends farther into space than you might realize, affecting the orbits of spacecraft more than 200 miles high. OurAmazingPlanet looks at what's in the atmosphere, from way out there, to up where the clouds hang out, to right down here.