Apollo News Snippets – October 2023 - Apollo Mapping
Posted on October 3rd, 2023

Apollo News Snippets – October 2023

The NOAA extreme weather map for August 2023 shows below average sea ice extents in both the Arctic and Antarctic Seas. The Arctic ice extent was the 8th smallest on record, and the Antarctic Sea ice extent set a record low for the fourth consecutive month. Hurricane Dora hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane, the strongest to sweep the region in 125 years. (Credit: NOAA’s State of the Climate Reports)
  • The August 2023 NOAA Global Climate Report was released and the trends for the month are, once again, alarming. August 2023 average global surface temperature ranked the highest on record since 1850 for the month. Many countries, including those in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and North America experienced their warmest August on record. For the fifth consecutive month, global ocean surface temperatures set a record high. Pakistan, India and Bangladesh experienced prolonged monsoon rains which caused catastrophic flooding and affected more than a million people.
  • It’s spooky season, friends! In an ode to all things creepy, our Google search of the month was “Halloween and GIS”. It led us to discover this cool map titled Eerie, Indiana: Allegedly Haunted Indiana Map. The map was created by the student assistants of the GIS Research and Map Collections at Ball State University. The map was published in October 2009. The locations listed on the map are places in Indiana that are haunted according to urban legend. From haunted pizza shops to ghosts at Purdue University, the map certainly has some interesting stories, perhaps enough to send chills down your spine!

Anne Choquette
Place Princess

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