Planet Earth stories
There are 23 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Mapping".
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- 1. Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis
Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.
- 2. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes
Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.
- 3. Mining for answers in the ocean's archives
With a death toll of more than 250,000 people, the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 was one of the most devastating disasters of recent history.
- 4. Building an offshore wind farm
Mapping the seabed off the northeast coast of the UK to help find the best site for future offshore wind energy developments.
- 5. Good pointers
When you open up the mapping app on your smartphone, a little blue dot appears showing where you are. Out one side, a little shadow shows which way you're facing. Type in your destination and it leads the way. It knows if you pause and it knows when to tell you to turn.
- 6. Solving the mystery of Shetland's tsunami sands
Shetland's wild, rugged landscape has long fascinated scientists, but for one British Geological Survey marine geologist, it's the seabed around the islands that have ignited his interest.
- 7. Scotland seen by satellites
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.
- 8. Biodiversity detectives!
Take a look at some of the amazing techniques scientists use to follow nature's clues.
- 9. Revealing the UK's hidden depths
Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.
- 10. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet
Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.
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