« There is still hope when aurduino computers are being sold in vending machines. | Main | Livermore develops the world's deepest ERT imaging system for CO2 sequestration »
Wednesday
Jan222014

Visualization fail

Every atlas you ever see shows water as blue and ice as white. But that is not so in this graphic which appeared in the WSJ. True, a legend is presented which makes this technically "OK" but it does not pass muster in terms of communication between scientists and the public.

 

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304419104579327080922491524?KEYWORDS=great+lakes+ice