Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
April 28, 2016
GECSC Geologist Dan Muhs is quoted in the New York Times opinion piece "Lessons From Underwater Miami" by Peter Brannan. The article focuses on the Eemian Interglacial Period, a time on Earth (about 130,000-115,000 years ago) that was slightly warmer than present but that experienced drastically higher sea levels. An explanation of the example mentioned in the article of how fossil coral in downtown Miami provides evidence of potential higher sea levels can be found in the Geologic Records of High Sea Levels Project website.
April 26, 2016
The new Geologic Records of High Sea Levels Project website gives an overview of research headed by the GECSC that looks to better our understanding of how coastlines or marine terraces preserve records of past high sea levels. Knowledge of past high sea levels is important due to the implications of sea level rise due to loss of major ice sheets because of future climate change. The research from this project attempts to answer questions about the timing of past interglacial sea-level high stands, magnitudes of past interglacial high-sea stands, rates of sea level rise, and marine paleotemperatures.
April 6, 2016
Social-value maps for Arapaho, Roosevelt, Medicine Bow, Routt, and White River National Forests, Colorado and Wyoming
By Zach Ancona, Darius Semmens, and Ben Sherrouse. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5019.
Assessments of ecosystem goods and services notably lack information describing the spatial distribution and relative intensity of social values, which are the perceived, nonmarket values derived particularly from cultural ecosystem services. This study used the GIS tool SolVES to identify the location and relative intensity of social values as derived from survey responses gathered from residents living in counties adjacent to five National Forests located near rapidly growing urban areas in the southern Rocky Mountain region. The resulting maps and data presented in this report represent the first publicly available spatial data on social-value intensity for this area.
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