Tag Archives: Climate

New Arctic Ice Thickness Map

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first maps of sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, based on data from the CryoSat mission. Cryosat’s orbit goes within a couple of degrees of the poles, allowing it to collect much more … Continue reading

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Midwest storm system captured by satellite

This GOES East satellite photo, taken on May 22, 2011 shows storm clouds above the US Midwest. The image captures the weather system just moments before it spawned a deadly tornado that ripped a 4 mile long path through the … Continue reading

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Ocean and Wind Flows

Argentina’s SAC-D spacecraft is scheduled to launch June 9th, 2011. On board will be Aquarius, a NASA instrument designed to measure sea surface salinity – a key factor in ocean circulation and global climate. To tie in with this, the … Continue reading

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750 million years of the Earth’s history

The Visible Paleo-Earth project is an initiative by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPR Arecibo) to visualize the Earth’s appearance over the past 750 million years. You may have already seen Ronald … Continue reading

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58,398 tornadoes mapped

Spring marks the start of the peak season for tornadoes in the USA. Several states have already had severe storm warnings this year. Using the NCDC storm database, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) visualization lab put together a … Continue reading

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Watch the ice caps melt – global warming animation

A visualization from Adiran Meyer and Karl Rege at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences mapping 22,000 years of changes in the Earth’s vegetation and ice coverage. The animation starts 21,000 years ago, the glacial maximum in the last ice … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency of 40,000 Public Buildings in England and Wales

The Guardian has published a map showing the carbon footprint of 40,146 public buildings in England and Wales. Including every school, hospital, police station and council office. The data comes via a freedom of information request from the Centre for … Continue reading

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Mapping the Impact of Climate Change on Human Populations

From Jason Samson a PHD student at McGill University, an innovative map combining climate modelling and census data to predict the effect of climate change on human populations around the world. Red shows populations with the highest vulnerability.  Blue indicates people … Continue reading

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