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Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa: An Earthzine Personal Profile

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 29, 2007

The business of standards within the developing GEOSS community requires the commitment, expertise, and networking capabilities of a host of individuals. Foremost among these is Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), in Boulder, Colorado. Since receiving his B.A. in Physics from the University…

A Global Search Engine For Geospatial Data

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: October 29, 2007

If you're a scientist or engineer cobbling together a geospatial project, say you're trying to figure out how many people would be threatened by a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, a truism holds that you spend 80 percent of the time hunting down usable data. The data, when they exist…

Botulinum Toxins: the Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: February 10, 2009

Botulinum neurotoxin is produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the most poisonous poison known. Very small amounts of botulinum toxin can lead to botulism, a descending paralysis with prominent bulbar symptoms and often affecting the autonomic nervous system.

Accelerated Erosion: Generation of Digital Elevation Models (DEMS) for Gullies in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo-State, Nigeria

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: February 23, 2009

This study attempts to derive Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) for gullies at Ode-Irele, Lipanu, Akotogbo and Ajagba town in Irele Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo-State, Nigeria. Gully morphometric attributes such as surface slope, catchments area, average depth and width as well as cross-sectional area and volume of material/ soil…

Kuruom vidyalaya: the Power of One in a Billion

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: August 26, 2009

In Korown, an Uttar Pradesh India farming village where little has changed for hundreds of years, a 21st century school opened its doors for the first time in July to 100 girls and boys in grades 1-4, 6, and 7. Kuruom vidyalaya is the bricks-and-mortar embodiment of the Hindu goddess…

Building a Global Agricultural Monitoring System of Systems: An Overview of the GEO Agriculture Monitoring Task

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: December 22, 2009

The risk of food supply disruptions will continue to grow as our agricultural systems and the land that sustains them respond to the pressures of climate change, energy and water needs and population increases. GEO has a critical role to play, working with its partner organizations to coordinate and secure…

Drought Assessment in Tel Watershed: An Integrated Approach Using Run Analysis and SPI

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: March 7, 2011

What's the difference between drought duration and magnitude, and what methods can be used to plan for dry periods in drought-stricken areas? This paper analyzes research done in the Tel watershed of Odisha, India.

Micro-level Drought Vulnerability Assessment in Peddavagu basin, a Tributary of Krishna River, Andhra Pradesh, India

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: January 18, 2012

Assessing the micro-level spatial drought vulnerability in South Central India can assist with coping measures for farmers and others in the region. This study used various thematic maps to derive a village-level drought vulnerability map, which will be useful to drought management and preparedness in the future.

Climate Change Effect on Glacier Behavior: A Case Study from the Himalayas

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: February 22, 2012

Due to rising temperatures, Himalayan glaciers are melting faster than in other areas of the world. The benchmark glacier Chhota Shigri has retreated by 950 meters since the 1960s. This paper details the climate-change related effects, using remote sensing and other data.

EarthCube Brings Big Data Sets to Diverse Researchers

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: February 6, 2013

An ambitious new project creates an integrated way to translate and share data across disciplines in the Earth sciences. While accessing and integrating information from diverse research communities has been a challenge in the past, EarthCube aims to bring different data sets together.