The National Academies is hosting a Summit on America’s Climate Choices on March 30 and 31, 2009 in Washington, DC, to develop the groundwork for a national response to climate change. America’s Climate Choices is a congressionally requested suite of studies that will produce five expert consensus reports to be released in late 2009 and 2010.
Can’t attend? Watch the LIVE Webcast. Video and audio from the summit will be broadcast through the America’s Climate Choices web site on March 30th and 31st, and will be archived on the site.
Here’s the beginning of a bibliography for the use of GIS in planetary science.
- Mapping an Ancient Meteorite Crater Gives Scientists Insight About Future Risks (ArcNews, Summer 2001)
- Lunar Data Sheds Light on Moon’s History (ArcUser, October-December 2003)
- Mapping the Near Side of the Moon (ArcUser, October-December 2003)
- Where Did Water Flow on Mars? (ArcUser, January – March 2008)
- Mapping the Mars Rovers’ Landing Sites (ArcUser, April – June 2004)
- Mars Research Supported by Online GIS (ArcNews, Summer 2001)
- Lest We Forget Venus! (ArcNews, Summer 2001)
- Integrated Lunar Web-GIS Environment Using Data Obtained by Lunar Exploration (40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2009)
- Astrogeology Program Maps Planets (ArcUser, 2004)
- Geology of Antoniadi Crater, South Pole Aitken Basin, Moon (40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2009)
- Working with Geographical Information (GIS) System for Planetary Data using ArcView Software (Map India 2006)
- Point Pattern Analysis of North Polar Crescentic Dunes, Mars: A Geography of Dune Self-Organization (Icarus
Volume 191, Issue 1, 1 November 2007)
- Martian Impact Craters, Ejecta Blankets, and Related Morphologic Features: Preliminary Results from Computer Digital Inventory Using Arc/Info and ArcView (29th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 1998)
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“More than 100 years ago, J.A. Loring had his eyes on the California sky and his hand on a pen.
“His hand-scribbled notes, along with those of 3,000 other ‘citizen scientists,’ can be found lining the drawers of green filing cabinets in the basement of a U.S. Geological Survey building in Reston, Virginia.
“These note cards — 6 million of them, spanning almost a century — contain a trove of invaluable information that could help unravel the effects of climate change on bird behavior.”