Tag Archives: Global Warming

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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New map reveals tropical forest carbon storage

New research from a NASA led team reveals the extent of carbon storage in the world’s tropical forest. Based on satellite and data gathered at ground level the map depicts the distribution of 247 billion tons of carbon across 75 … 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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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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What would Greenland look like without the Icecap ?

The Greenland ice sheet covers 80% of the island with a thickness of generally more than 2 km. If the entire ice cap melted it would cause a global rise in sea levels of 7.2 metres, dramatically affecting coastal regions around … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Map Projection Fail

A few weeks ago the British tabloid had a report screaming ‘World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice‘. At first glance, the NASA composite satellite image they base the story around … Continue reading

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