Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Environmental News this week...

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica – are now available to the public. With millions more observations added each day, data from NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 is providing a precise global portrait of elevation and will allow scientists to track even the slightest changes in the planet’s polar regions. This satellite is all sow used to track cracking ice.

 ICESat-2 will be able to measure the shift in annual elevation across the ice sheet to within a fraction of an inch. To do this, the satellite uses a laser altimeter – an instrument that times how long it takes light to travel to Earth’s surface and back. With that time – along with the knowledge of where in space ICESat-2 is, and where on Earth the laser is pointing – computer programs create a height data point. The data is originally processed at NASA Goddard, then turned into advanced data products that researchers will be able to use to study elevations across the globe.

ICESat-2 data products are now available for free from the National Snow and Ice Data Center at https://nsidc.org/data/icesat-2.

Thanks Pol for the post!!

Do people use their Boc´n Rolls and water bottles?


Do a survey on how many people are using their boc-n-rolls and reusable bottles

With the results decide whether we need to inform people about what they are doing to

help save resources.


The following results are based on 31 1º and 2º ESO students asked on 6th June 2019.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sharing our news... "Blog Wednesdays!!"

Dear friends,

We have great news for you! Next academic year, every Wednesday morning in tutor time we will be looking at the environmental blog! Every Thursday we publish new, interesting information, so there is something new and interesting to read each week. Go and check it out!