- Yep it’s that time again, here is our monthly tech review!
On-demand and sustainable production of hydrogen peroxide.
Sustainable wood-based sensors for your body, weird!
Artificial leaf produces syngas from sunlight and air.
Solar cell efficiency improved with biological protein additive.
Pressure-driven sails reduce shipping fuel needs by over 8%.
Stacks of electrodes and carbon nanotubes absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
- The October 2019 NASA Global Climate report is out and yep you guessed right, it was a hot October. In fact, it was the second hottest October on record, second only to 2015 – and as a side note, all five of the warmest Octobers have occurred since 2015. At 0.98°C (1.76°F) above the 20th Century temperate average, October 2019 was the 43rd consecutive October and the 418th consecutive month above this average. Yep and in the past month or so, the Trump administration formally backed out of the Paris Climate Agreement – a sad but predictable decision by these climate deniers…
- As Christmas approaches, an appropriate topic for the Google search of the month seemed to be, “Reindeers and GIS.” And this one actually seems to be a popular topic, so here is a nice thesis written by Emily Francis of the University of Northern Iowa which combines GIS and aerial imagery. Francis looked at reindeer herds in Russia’s Arctic Circle and used multiple remote sensing and telemetry techniques to track herds; and then used this information to assess climatic factors that influence winter herd movements.
- Last month we checked out the robust resources of Bismark, North Dakota’s second largest city, and for this month we explore the resources of Cleveland, which is Ohio’s second largest city:
Cleveland, OH GIS Website (I know this is the Planning website but closest we could do, ugh!)
Cleveland, OH GIS Contacts (sorry, yep no clue who is the GIS person here)
Cleveland, OH GIS Web Map
Cleveland, OH GIS Map Collections
Cleveland, OH GIS Direct Downloads (yep this is the County of Cuyahoga but it does contain Cleveland at least)
Brock Adam McCarty