Saturday, April 19, 2008


Would you like to escape exam outlines for a few minutes and focus on the wider world? Here's something brand new from scientists at Purdue University. Vulcan is a web site of interactive high-resolution maps with zoom features, tracking carbon emissions in the U.S. in greater detail than ever before. Greenhouse gas emissions are shown by county, down to individual factories.

Based on statistics collected from government agencies during 2002 and supported by NASA and the Department of Energy, the Vulcan Project presents a fascinating glimpse of local and national air pollution. Vulcan also shows that the highest emissions levels are not always where everyone thought. Don't miss the video of the Vulcan product transported through the earth's atmosphere. Purdue's press release has more about Vulcan.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

No comments: