Tag Archives: climate observation

The Ever Changing Landscape

Looking around at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we can see changes everywhere. The landscape has changed on all scales for many of our eastern states after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th. One … Continue reading

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Mitigating the spread of Ash Dieback

The newswires have been alive over the last few days with the news that Ash Dieback disease has now arrived in the United   Kingdom.  This devastating disease destroyed 90% of Denmark’s trees and already 100,000 in the UK; it … Continue reading

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GIS in the New Forest

A couple of weekends ago, just before the warmth of summer finally disappeared, the family and I decided to head down to the New Forest, which I believe is the largest tract of unclosed heathland and forest in the heavily populated … Continue reading

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Remote Sensing Reveals Record Low Arctic Sea Ice

September 2012 broke all records for Arctic sea ice, and not in a good way. The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Sea Ice Index for September 2012 shows the lowest ever monthly averaged extent of sea ice, culminating in … Continue reading

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From Our Boulder Backyard: New Info on How Changing Climate Affects Future Fire Danger

One of the many great things about living in Boulder for us science geeks is the lively scientific community, and the fascinating research that comes out of our own backyard. There is something fun about bumping into one of my … Continue reading

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Email Alerts for Remotely Sensed Changes – Using web enabled services to change the world for the better!

What do you think when you hear about displaced Mashco-Piro Indians, vanishing wildlife, and starving woodpeckers?   All are direct results of illegal logging. The story, “Eyes in the sky aim to cut down illegal logging” (Reuters) caught my eye as … Continue reading

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Tracking Climate Changes with Satellite Imagery

I was just reading a NASA article about massive glacial melting in Greenland.  What caught my attention, more than anything, was the incredibly short time scale over which major increases in warming and melting were observed:  4 days!  Rarely do … Continue reading

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