Online Resources About Climate Change

2016 ◽  
Vol 60 (2) ◽  
pp. 231-236
Barry W. Golden
2019 ◽  
Vol 30 (3) ◽  
pp. 128-137 ◽  
Angela Collier Bliss

In today’s learning environment, adult learners conduct learning episodes on the Internet meaning they are now expected to approach a self-directed science-based learning endeavor with knowledge of digital tools (digital literacy), knowledge of the science content (science literacy), and critical thinking skills to evaluate online resources (information literacy). Are adults equipped with such skills to discern credible science-based resources? If so, how are these adults discerning credibility, especially when they encounter conflicting science-based information. A recent qualitative study was conducted to delve into these questions. Participants engaged in real-time science-based Internet searches and provided feedback on rationales behind their credibility decisions. Findings from this study provided three strategies to assist those serving adult audiences in ways in which science-based resources might be best dissimilated online, especially when focused on controversial science issues such as fracking and climate change. The three strategies are (a) internally evaluate online resources, (b) conduct a usability study of online resources, and (c) stay dynamic with types of science-based resources and how to best meet the changing needs of the adult populace.

2020 ◽  
Vol 12 (18) ◽  
pp. 3102 ◽  
Carmen Cuenca-García ◽  
Ole Risbøl ◽  
C. Richard Bates ◽  
Arne Anderson Stamnes ◽  
Fredrik Skoglund ◽  

In August 2018, a group of experts working with terrestrial/marine geophysics and remote sensing methods to explore archaeological sites in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden gathered together for the first time at the Workshop ‘Sensing Archaeology in The North’. The goal was to exchange experiences, discuss challenges, and consider future directions for further developing these methods and strategies for their use in archaeology. After the event, this special journal issue was arranged to publish papers that are based on the workshop presentations, but also to incorporate work that is produced by other researchers in the field. This paper closes the special issue and further aims to provide current state-of-the-art for the methods represented by the workshop. Here, we introduce the aspects that inspired the organisation of the meeting, a summary of the 12 presentations and eight paper contributions, as well as a discussion about the main outcomes of the workshop roundtables, including the production of two searchable databases (online resources and equipment). We conclude with the position that the ‘North’, together with its unique cultural heritage and thriving research community, is at the forefront of good practice in the application and development of sensing methods in archaeological research and management. However, further method development is required, so we claim the support of funding bodies to back research efforts based on testing/experimental studies to: explore unknown survey environments and identify optimal survey conditions, as well as to monitor the preservation of archaeological remains, especially those that are at risk. It is demonstrated that remote sensing and geophysics not only have an important role in the safeguarding of archaeological sites from development and within prehistorical-historical research, but the methods can be especially useful in recording and monitoring the increased impact of climate change on sites in the North.

2012 ◽  
Vol 74 (08/09) ◽  
M Böckmann

2000 ◽  
Vol 7 (4) ◽  
pp. 214-214
David A. Jenkins

Opflow ◽  
2008 ◽  
Vol 34 (2) ◽  
pp. 12-17 ◽  
Joel B. Smith

2001 ◽  
Vol 15 (2) ◽  
pp. 320-331 ◽  
John P. McCarty

OCL ◽  
2017 ◽  
Vol 24 (1) ◽  
pp. D103 ◽  
Maud Bénézit ◽  
Véronique Biarnès ◽  
Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy

2017 ◽  
Vol 105 (5-6) ◽  
pp. 516
Guilhem Grimaud ◽  
Bertrand Laratte ◽  
Nicolas Perry

The purpose of this study is to determine the environmental and economic balance between a collection of waste requiring the transport to a centralized recycling plant versus the displacement of a recycling plant near the waste production’s location. Two systems are compared in the study with economic and environmental Life cycle analysis (LCC and LCA) tools. The first one considers a centralized recycling plant that gathers batch of cables from different locations in Europe. The second scenario considers a transportable recycling plant, the Cablebox (designed by MTB Manufacturing), which is regularly carried to be close to the waste deposit to recycle waste cables. On the one hand, the study demonstrates huge environmental benefits for transportable recycling plants in comparison with the centralized system. The overall environmental impact is halved on the climate change indicator. On the other hand, the results show the economic advantages of such solution. The treatment cost per ton of recycling is reduced by 5 to 8%. Transportable recycling solutions seem to be a good answer to solve End-of-Life logistic issues, both from an economic and an environmental point of view.

2018 ◽  
Vol 8 ◽  
pp. A53 ◽  
Mike Lockwood ◽  
Aude Chambodut ◽  
Luke A. Barnard ◽  
Mathew J. Owens ◽  
Ellen Clarke ◽  

Originally complied for 1868–1967 and subsequently continued so that it now covers 150 years, the aa index has become a vital resource for studying space climate change. However, there have been debates about the inter-calibration of data from the different stations. In addition, the effects of secular change in the geomagnetic field have not previously been allowed for. As a result, the components of the “classical” aa index for the southern and northern hemispheres (aa S and aa N) have drifted apart. We here separately correct both aa S and aa N for both these effects using the same method as used to generate the classic aa values but allowing δ, the minimum angular separation of each station from a nominal auroral oval, to vary as calculated using the IGRF-12 and gufm1 models of the intrinsic geomagnetic field. Our approach is to correct the quantized a K -values for each station, originally scaled on the assumption that δ values are constant, with time-dependent scale factors that allow for the drift in δ. This requires revisiting the intercalibration of successive stations used in making the aa S and aa N composites. These intercalibrations are defined using independent data and daily averages from 11 years before and after each station change and it is shown that they depend on the time of year. This procedure produces new homogenized hemispheric aa indices, aa HS and aa HN, which show centennial-scale changes that are in very close agreement. Calibration problems with the classic aa index are shown to have arisen from drifts in δ combined with simpler corrections which gave an incorrect temporal variation and underestimate the rise in aa during the 20th century by about 15%.

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