Web resources roundup October 2014

This month we have a range of interesting resources we have found around the web for you to check out. Take your time exploring the world's weather, a global conflict, a warming world,  money sent home, and smell the rains down in Africa!

  • Earth by Nullschool is a fantastic animated 3D globe that allows you to overlay some beautiful layers of data including wind, ocean currents, surface temperature, pressure and much more. You can find out more information about the data available here. This website is really useful for examining weather at a global, national or regional scale. There is also a similar tool, with a different look which you can find here

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  • It is always hard to find good data on other parts of the world but Harvard has created something useful for Africa. AfricaMap provides you with many layers of data that can be overlayed on a 2D map or 3D Google Earth globe of Africa, a place where good data is very hard to find. Everything from disease to language groups and even some historical maps can be displayed on the map for analysis.

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  • In Syria a complex and brutal war continues to rage on. The ABC have created yet another excellent before and after interactive, this one focussing on the Battle for Kobane. Before and after images can be found here.
  • There are heaps of resources that teachers could use to help teach about Ebola. Have a look at our recent blog post that organises some of these resources in one convenient place.
  • New Scientist Climate Change interactive map examines how much the temperature at any given point on earth has changed in the past century. Select a location and you are provided with specific information on how the temperature on that part of the globe has changed over time. Great for anything related to climate change or even weather and climate.
  • Remittance involves the movement of money from one person to another in another country. Remittance flows can give us clues about migration and dependence as migrants send money back to their families in the 'home' country. The Pew Research Centre have put together this interactive map that shows where remittance money is coming from and going to across the world.

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