TeamGrit has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!
In our lifetime the planet has changed. Speaking to older people they will describe sledding in places that no longer get snow. Where we live my kids and used to sled on a hill near our house. That has not been possible in the last few years. The question "Is it likely to occur ever again?" is what we intent to answer for every datapoint collected in NASA datasets. Seeing the trendline of snow-cover may be revealing.
Minimally Viable Product
We built a web application that is mobile-first responsive design and uses:
Many other layers at NASA Earth Observations could be used, land temperature over time would be interesting as well, in the same tool. We chose Albedo because it is something people see and being different when the snow line does not come down as far as it used to on average.
We felt that discussing average sea temperature, while it is likely the most accurate average measure of climate change that showing people how things have changed where they live and in ways they care about.
There were some items we came across that we would like to address in the future:
The presentation is available here
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.