Manifesto just completed the last installment in the Exploration Science series – Earth. The Earth program guide takes a look at climate change on a grand scale. Within the booklet there are a number of different disciplines from Earthquake studies, to rising tidal areas that UM is studying in conjunction with National Geographic. Here's a small excerpt from the booket:
The world’s melting ice is flooding coastal areas, and causing land elsewhere to rise. With less glacial weight on the land holding them down, we have seen rocky shores around the Polar Regions rising at a faster rate over the past decade. The next step is to expand this research to detect seasonal changes in ice mass and predict what areas may be impacted the most.
The Florida peninsula is at the frontline of sea level rise. In these warmer climes, we’re monitoring coastal wetlands with satellites and radar. We have detected changes in surface flow and above-ground biomass over wide areas of the Florida Everglades that are too large to be seen from the ground. These observations help ecologists and water resource managers to better respond to potential impacts.
We have enjoyed working with University of Miami on this project and developing the Exploration Science platform.
Check out more of the Exploration Science initiative at http://exploration.miami.edu/