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.

Features include:

  • 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.