Posted on April 5th, 2022

Apollo News Snippets – April 2022

The NOAA extreme weather events map for February 2022 shows receding global ice sheets with the smallest coverage in the Antarctic Sea ever recorded in the month and the 14th smallest on record for the Arctic Sea. And while Australia and North America had a cooler than average month, the rest of the world saw above-average heat with the 8th warmest February in Asia and South America, and 7th warmest in Europe.
  • The February 2022 NOAA global climate report is out and, of course, nothing has changed, it is still warm, really warm, on our planet. In fact, the past month was the 46th February above the 20th Century average as well as the 446th consecutive month above this value. February 2022 was the seventh warmest on record at some 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th Century average. Will the warming ever stop? Seems unlikely it will anytime soon…
  • April 11 is National Submarine Day and in honor of these underwater machines, our Google search of the month was, “GIS and Submarine.” And okay, what we found is not a submarine as in a vehicle that operates underwater, rather it is this paper by John Rapaglia et al. about submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). In this article, the authors use digital elevation models and GIS to locate possible locations of SGD which are important ecological zones as they return dissolved solutes from the water back to terrestrial soil.

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