- Sustainable fuels, carbon dioxide, and improved batteries, oh my! Click on to explore this month’s collection of sweet new technological developments!
This new material could allow for faster electronics.
New research could help improve the safety and energy density of car batteries.
Scientists trap optical waves in randomly packed metallic nanoparticles.
Sustainable fuels created from air, sunlight and plastic waste.
From carbon dioxide waste to food!
Possible breakthrough in large-scale carbon dioxide capture.
New nanomaterial can capture carbon dioxide even in humid conditions.
- The June 2023 NOAA Global Climate Report has been released and there were some disturbing temperature and weather patterns present. June 2023’s average global surface temperature ranked the highest on record since 1850. All continents experienced hotter than average temperatures, with rankings in the top seven warmest recorded. In southern North America, Texas and Mexico experienced a heat dome with record breaking temperatures. For the third consecutive month, global ocean surface temperatures set a record high.
- Did you know that August 7th is Beach Party Day? In honor, our Google search of the month was, “Beaches and GIS”. We found this article by Paul Paris, Michael J. Starek, Eric Hardin, Onur Kurum, Margery Overton, and Helena Mitasova, titled Lines in the Sand: Geomorphic and Geospatial Characterization and Interpretation on Sandy Shorelines and Beaches published by the Geography Compass in 2014. It discusses how the allure human have toward beaches can produce strain on shorelines due to overuse. Shoreline shape also changes over time due to shifting tidal patterns. The article explores how GIS and geomorphology can be used to understand shoreline change and the factors contributing to it. The authors found that GIS can be used as an effective tool to study changing beaches and shorelines, but admits that so far, it’s been a slow process to implement such tools in the coastal management community.
- Last month we checked out the online GIS resources of Nevada’s third largest city, North Las Vegas. This month we look at the online GIS resources for New Hampshire’s third largest city, Concord. The Concord GIS system is simple and easily accessible through the city’s website but it lacks GIS file downloads.
Concord, NH GIS Website
Concord, NH GIS Contacts (GIS is part of the Engineering Department, contact information is found on the right side of the page)
Concord, NH GIS App
Concord, NH Map Collections
(Unfortunately we see no way to download GIS files)
Brock Adam McCarty