This year’s Earthzine Essay Contest focused on technology for observing Earth’s climate. We received numerous contributions to the contest from around the globe.
Finalists: 2013 Student Essay Contest on ‘Science Technology for Observing Earth’s Climate’
Student authors from around the globe contributed submissions to Earthzine’s 2013 Student Essay Contest. Five finalists were selected. We are now entering a second round of judging that includes a blog discussion between Earthzine readers and the authors. The blogging portion of this competition will continue through Oct. 31. Click and participate.
Using Big Data in Geographic Information Systems for Observing Earth’s Climate
By Emily Northup James Madison University, New York, U.S. The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center is responsible for the ingestion, archiving, and distribution of NASA Earth Science data in the areas of radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric chemistry. The ASDC specializes in atmospheric data that is important to understanding the causes and processes of … Read More
Publication Without Representation: How Improving Satellite Data Dissemination Can Democratize and Advance Earth Science
By Rebekah Esmaili University of Maryland, College Park, U.S. The lone genius and mad scientist are archetypes that define scientists in popular culture. In reality, scientists are international and interdisciplinary; we are at our best when synergizing individual talent. Easy access to data makes these collaborations possible. Earth science is well within the ÛÏfourth paradigmÛ of research: an era driven … Read More
The Time to Start Building a Live Global Resource Inventory is Now
The Power of Spatial information is its Tangibility
Public Participation in Remote Sensing (PPRS): Integration of Local Knowledge and Technology-Based Surface Temperature Change Monitoring
By Fatwa Ramdani Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has contributed to a total forest loss of about 8 million hectares over the past 25 years. This expansion is attributable to the conversion of primary, secondary, or log forests. It is well-understood that land-cover changes influence the surface temperature on local, regional, and global scales. … Read More
Top Three Essays Highlight Sustainability from Around the World
Announcing the winners of our third-annual contest on the question of ÛÏHow Can Earth Observation Help Us to Build a More Sustainable World?Û After reviewing the submissions, publishing six essays, coordinating a blogging discussion, and judging the quality and level of engagement, we reveal the results.