Some time ago I entered a ‘breakfast conference’ (an hour and a half meeting) at the Norwegian Environment Agency. The Agency itself together with Norwegian Agricultural Authority and Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute were presenting a new report: suitable areas… Read More ›
A new map of the seafloor off the coast of Iberia—the region of Europe that includes Portugal and Spain—has revealed what could be the birth of a new subduction zone. Subduction zones happen when tectonic plates—the large rock slabs that… Read More ›
The role of remote sensing in the world’s climate research programme? Is there some specific information that we can get from satellites to help us to improve our understanding of the climate? What does it mean “remote sensing”? Discover more… Read More ›
An ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous pressures on our planet’s biodiversity and is threatening our future security, health and well-being, reveals the 2012 edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report – the leading biennial survey… Read More ›
Very important question! Often inflicted when someone is studying geography. I know something about it :)
There is a lot of talk around climate these days. It seams to be the mane environmental issue. Lets go back to the bottom of this. Do we really understand the difference between climate and weather? If so, great, if not, read the article.
What Climate Means? Why Study Climate? Who is the National Weather Service? The answers to these questions and more in the NASA’s article.
Image: An example of a Monthly Mean Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) product produced from NOAA polar-orbiter satellite data, which is frequently used to study global climate change. Image Credit: NOAA
Click on the map to read the entire article.
One hundred years ago, on Dec. 14, 1911, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and four companions trudged through fog, bitter cold and lacerating wind to stand at the absolute bottom of the world, the South Pole. Nowhere was there a trace of their British rival, Robert Falcon Scott. No Union Jack mocked them, no ice cairn bespoke precedence. The Norwegians had won the race.
The entire story about Amundsen’s expedition and scientific discoveries in Antarctic, click on the photo.
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