geography

New website allows access to changes along the coast

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
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Overlapping constituencies have often been the bane of sustainable development practices. Even having the tools that allow different groups to share information and work together has long been a deficiency; and without them, marshalling agreement among competing interests has been that much more difficult and rare. Now, a new web tool from UGA researchers might begin to change that dynamic:

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Climatologists note dramatic surface ice melt in Greenland

Posted 5 years 4 months ago
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In widely reported findings, UGA climatologists and NASA independently confirm that during several days this month, nearly the entire ice sheet of Greenland experienced some degree of melting on its surface.

On average, about half of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet naturally melts in the summer. The new data—from three different satellites—show that an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface thawed at some point in mid-July.

"This is the first time we have witnessed almost all of the ice sheet melt in the three decades of satellite data," said Thomas Mote,...

Amazing student: Lauren Anderson

Posted 5 years 5 months ago
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A senior from Macon, Lauren Anderson is engaged with unique combination of opportunies at UGA to focus her studies at the confluence of U.S. foreign policy and the international politics of human rights.

Lauren Anderson: Degree objective:

A.B. in international affairs, A.B. in human geography, minor in African studies and anthropology

 

During fall semester of my sophomore year, I enrolled in Dr. Amy Ross’ geography of human rights class, which prompted my critical thinking of U.S. foreign policy and the international politics of human rights. Having...

Focus on Faculty: Marshall Shepherd

Posted 5 years 7 months ago
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Very nice Q & A with the director of UGA's Atmosphereic Sciences program, Marshall Shepherd, on the University of Georgia homepage. 

A professor in the department of geography, Shepherd discusses several personal and professional topics,  including his favorite courses and why?

I developed two new courses when I came to UGA. One course, Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment, is one of my favorite courses because I get to teach theory, application, and hands-on field work on how cities impact weather, climate and other environmental factors. I also created a...

Study: heat-related football deaths triple

Posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Very interesting finding out of the department of geography, a discipline that truly has no bounds:

Heat-related deaths among football players across the country tripled to nearly three per year between 1994 and 2009 after averaging about one per year the previous 15 years, according to an analysis of weather...

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