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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Esri Publishes New Edition of Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation

Redlands, California—Esri, the global leader in smart mapping, has published Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition. Esri president Jack Dangermond called the 650-page textbook “a comprehensive primer for using maps effectively.” Map Use teaches map fundamentals—what maps are; the types available; what they portray; the purposes they serve; and how to read, analyze, and

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Better Information is Needed to Understand Extreme Weather

Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient. Researchers need improved techniques to be able to understand why the climate is changing, and the part humans play in this process, according to Professor Peter Stott, who leads the Climate Monitoring and Attribution team at the Met Office and is also

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Wildfire—It’s Not Spreading Like Wildfire

A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea University’s College of Science carried out detailed analysis of global and regional data on fire occurrence, severity and its impacts on

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

First-of-Its-Kind Global Analysis Indicates Leopards Have Lost Nearly 75 Percent of Their Historic Range

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016—The leopard (Panthera pardus), one of the world’s most iconic big cats, has lost as much as 75 percent of its historic range, according to a paper published today in the scientific journal PeerJ. Conducted by partners including the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative, international conservation charities the Zoological Society of

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Six Years After Deepwater Horizon Spill Still Looking for Answers

It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and scientists are still working to understand how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean. The incident, which occurred in April 2010, is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. University of Delaware’s Helga Huntley is

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Rainier Winters Occur Across the United States

Across the U.S., a greater percentage of winter precipitation is falling as rain, with potentially severe consequences in Western states where industries and cities depend on snowpack for water, and across the country wherever there is a winter sports economy.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Analyzing the Risks and Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Norfolk, Va.

In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that’s home to the world’s largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its region and the nation would suffer in damages to national assets and lost economic activity if it does nothing to address rising sea levels.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Climate Change Redistributes Global Water Resources

Rising temperatures worldwide are changing not only weather systems, but — just as importantly — the distribution of water around the globe, according to a study published today (March 14, 2016) in the journal, “Scientific Reports.” Analysis of more than 40 years of water samples archived at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in New

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space and Spectrum Geo Produce a Joint Oil Seep and Seismic Correlation Study for the Adriatic Sea

PARIS, Oct. 22, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space and seismic multi-client acquisition and imaging specialists Spectrum Geo, have produced a joint study correlating natural oil seeps identified from radar and optical satellites with 2D seismic data to assist hydrocarbon exploration in the Adriatic Sea. This unique study, timed to coincide with Croatia’s first offshore licensing round

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Amazon Launches a Climate Research Grant Program

Amazon announced ac all for proposals designed to drive innovative climate change research with a focus on computational analysis. In early September, AWS will award grants of free access to supercomputing resources running on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

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