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Plate Tectonics Explained. Youtube. Where the lava flows: Volcano update from Iceland - Views of the WorldViews of the World. On 19. March 2021 a volcanic eruption started in the Geldingadalir valley at the Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula, South-West Iceland. The volcano is situated approximately 30 km from the country’s capital city, Reykjavík. The eruption is ongoing and the landscape in the valley and its surrounding area is constantly changing as a result. (click for larger version) Mapping the ongoing eruption poses a challenge: By the time a map has been produced, it already is out of date.

Monitoring the dynamic activity therefore requires regular updates to understand how the eruption progresses. (click for larger version) Now what does this all look like in reality? (click for larger version) By mid-May, the picture had changed considerably. (click for larger version) Notes on the toponyms shown in the map above: Fagradalshraun (‘beautiful valley lava’) was decided as the name for the new lava fields that cover several of the valleys surrounding the eruption site. Like this: Related. Finding answers to the world's drinking water crisis. When it rains, does it pour? – Data Stuff. Well, here I am, after three months, finally posting again.

It’s been a while, but for good reason: I finally have a job in data visualization! It’s very like me to run a data viz blog for years, get paid actual dollars for freelance work, and still doubt whether or not I’m qualified enough to do viz as a full-time job. It took ages for me to get off my butt and try to leave my old career in finance behind. The job search took a lot out of me, but I’m super excited it worked out! In other good news, Quartz published an article I wrote about the ecological cost of NFTs.

It’s another collaboration with Liana Sposto, who did wonderful illustrations to explain how the blockchain works and why it’s so ecologically terrible. And now back to my not-so-regularly-scheduled data viz content. When it rains, does it pour? Folk wisdom says that it does, but as people of science we demand hard DATA! So here we go–a lovely map that shows whether it really does pour when it rains. Now what? So now what? IDK! Twitter. Antarctica StoryMap Collections - Feedback Survey Are you a teacher? Have you used, or are you thinking about using the storymap collections in your classroom? If so, we need your help! We have designed a very short, very simple survey, and would be very grateful if you could complete it.

Introducing the StoryMaps This page includes a series of four Antarctica StoryMap Collections introducing Antarctica. These four ESRI Antarctica StoryMap Collections are aimed at KS3 to KS4 students, and beginners who are interested in learning about Antarctica. These Antarctica StoryMap Collections are a great resource for home or in-classroom learning, building on skills in GIS and mapping and data analysis. Other storymaps that might be of interest are highlighted here.

Funding and Contributors The Antarctica StoryMap Collections were funded by an educational bursary from Antarctic Science Ltd. The StoryMaps were supported by the British Antarctic Survey, ESRI, and Geography Southwest! Youtube. Youtube. The Climate Question - Could climate change cause more water conflicts? - BBC Sounds. Make your own terrarium. The great tide: is Britain really equipped to cope with global warming? | Natural disasters and extreme weather.

On the day that London drowned, 16-year-old Shirley Orchard was serving customers bars of chocolate and packets of cigarettes at her father’s shop on Canvey Island. The town, which sits on the underbelly of Essex, where the North Sea becomes the River Thames, had been teased by bursts of showers and sunshine throughout the day. By dusk the clouds had squeezed themselves dry. Orchard served her last customer of the day: a woman who, after seven years of trying for a baby, had recently given birth. After Orchard had closed up the shop, she began to walk home, her stride stretched by a chasing breeze. The wind had been whipped to life two days earlier by a depression off the south-west coast of Iceland. At first, the storm appeared to be heading on towards Denmark. Further south, in Canvey Island, Shirley Orchard awoke to screams from the houseboats moored in the creek at the end of her road.

The storm tide hastened towards the capital. This seems counterintuitive.