New FREE app: Biome Viewer
From the BioInteractive Team:
We are excited to announce BiomeViewer, a new free app for iPad from HHMI BioInteractive. Discover Earth’s ecosystems, climate, and biodiversity at the tap of a finger.
- Descriptions for every major biome on each continent;
- Biodiversity data for more than 16,000 species of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals;
- Gridded historical climate data for the entire planet;
- Global precipitation and temperature maps;
- Maps of human alteration of ecosystems over the last 300 years;
- Side-by-side biome comparisons;
- Fully interactive globe and flat map versions of all the datasets;
- Gridlines and political boundaries;
- Animated data sets; and
- An educator guide with tips for use in the classroom.