MAPPING

Global salinity

Satellite data collected by NASA’s new Aquarius instrument has been used to create a detailed new map of global salinity
The Met Office has developed a new map that shows the impact that climate change could have on the whole planet by the end of the century if carbon emissions continue to rise
A team of researchers at Imperial College London launches a detailed atlas of fine-scale environment and health maps for England and Wales
EU researchers develop mapping software that uses correlations of environmental and health data to identify areas that are at risk of disease outbreaks
A team led by researchers from the University of Maryland has produced the first high-resolution map of global forest extent, loss and gain
How do cartographers and explorers come up with new names for locations and features in relatively recently discovered parts of the world? Adrian Fox and Kate Bazeley explore the history of naming Antarctica
A pair of University of Cincinnati researchers has used computer algorithms to develop a novel method for creating landscape maps
A team of US researchers has developed an online map through which users can view how people organise themselves according to variables such as age, income, race and household size in cities across the USA
A team of scientists has found evidence of an enormous, previously unknown canyon hidden under the Greenland ice
A team of NASA scientists has used satellite data to create the most detailed global maps of plant photosynthesis ever produced

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