Visualizations for a Young Polar Explorer
19-year-old explorer Parker Liautaud is attempting to set a new speed record from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, and data storage company EMC is helping out with analytics and visualizations during the trek. Liautaud will be collecting chemical samples and weather data during his journey, in addition to generating various biometric data as he crosses the frozen continent.
EMC’s “DataLab” will analyze and visualize this data to aid climate change research efforts. The company has already posted a series of visualizations of past weather and climate data, including a stark chart showing the rapid increase of global carbon dioxide emissions over the last century.