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Kim & Tony Napolitano

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Module: Climate Change and Wine Curriculum Module Last Updated on 2011-06-08 00:00:00 SUMMARY   In this computer exercise, students will compare and contrast satellite and ground data for temperature in northern California over several decades and extract trends about climatic regions for wine-grape production. The satellite data, which we provide in an Excel spreadsheet, contains four 1° blocks along a longitudinal transect from the coast of California to the mountains. The ground based data in the spreadsheet are from four weather stations (Ft. Bragg, Napa County Hospital, University of California at Davis, and Colfax), each representing one of the blocks along this transect. For each block and station, we calculated the Winkler Scale, a technique for classifying the climate of wine growing regions in which geographical areas are divided into five climate categories based on degree days. Plotted are changes in the Winkler Scale for the... More »
Climate change impacts on Indigenous peoples of the Russian North Last Updated on 2009-09-28 13:44:23 This is Section 12.3.4 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Lead Author: Mark Nuttall; Contributing Authors: Fikret Berkes, Bruce Forbes, Gary Kofinas,Tatiana Vlassova, George Wenzel   This case study is based on the ongoing work of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), together with the NorthSet project of the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences. This work concerns the assessment of climate change impacts on the indigenous peoples of the Russian North within the context of broader social, economic, and political changes. This case study is based on the preliminary results of initial research, but is included here because it illustrates the tremendous challenges faced by indigenous peoples throughout the Russian North. The indigenous peoples of the Russian North have depended on traditional hunting,... More »
Africa collection: Conflict Last Updated on 2009-08-26 16:51:52 Armed conflict in Africa: a threat to regional cooperation Environmental and socioeconomic impacts of armed conflict in Africa Regional cooperation for peace and sustainable development in Africa Africa's renaissance for the environment: environment for peace and regional cooperation   Return to the Africa collection More »