Posted on October 4th, 2016

Apollo News Snippets – October 2016

  • Yep you guessed it – another months of record sets according to the August 2016 NOAA climate report as it was the hottest August in the 137-year record. It was also the 8th highest departure from average in the record, meaning that 14 of the 15 highest departures on record have occurred since February 2015. What do you think we will see in September? I’ll give you one guess only…
201608_departure_mapThe August 2016 NOAA temperature percentile departure map. It shows pockets of record warmth on every continent with very limited cooler than average areas.
  • On October 3, 1932, Iraq gained independence from Britain and in memory of this event, my Google Search of the month was, “GIS and Iraq.” If you look through the results, you might come across this paper by Medina et al. which is a GIS analysis of terrorism patterns in Iraq from 2004 to 2009. The GIS analysis is both spatial and temporal; and unfortunately seems like a rather timely articles in these days of increased terror.

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