Essays about: "Earth and Environmental Sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1360 essays containing the words Earth and Environmental Sciences.

  1. 1. Assessing evolution of ice caps in Suðurland, Iceland, in years 1986 - 2014, using multispectral satellite imagery

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alicja Miodonska; [2019]
    Keywords : remote sensing; multispectral satellite imagery; Landsat; Iceland; glaciers; ice caps; Geography; GIS; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The study focuses on the application of multispectral satellite imageries in glaciological studies. It aims to assess how the Icelandic glaciers have evolved over the last decades (from the 1980s to 2014). The study area covers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull ice caps located in Suðurland, Iceland. READ MORE

  2. 2. Impact of different atmospheric forcings on surface mass balance estimates in Greenland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Stina Olandersson; [2018]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; surface mass balance; Greenland; climate models; numerical weather prediction models; surface energy balance; Arctic; climate change; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The Greenland Ice sheet (GIS) is the second largest ice sheet on Earth and thus stores a large amount of Earths freshwater. Because of climate change and the Arctic amplification, GIS is experiencing changes and increased melt rates. The total mass budget determines the amount of sea level rise caused by input from freshwater from the GIS. READ MORE

  3. 3. Risk mapping of phosphorus leakage - improved method using a Digital Elevation Model

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Hanna Ekström; [2018]
    Keywords : surface runoff; erosion; phosphorus leakage; agriculture; sinks; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Eutrophication is an ongoing problem in the Baltic Sea and is therefore found as a topic of the Baltic Sea Action Plan as well as the environmental goals of Sweden. One source to eutrophication is the leakage of phosphorus from agricultural lands. READ MORE

  4. 4. Waste prevention of ICT products towards circular economy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Hanna Wadsten; [2018]
    Keywords : ICT products; waste; waste prevention systems; circular economy; municipalities; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is something that drives our society forward, but how we are consuming these products is rather something that harm our environment rather than pushing our society forward. This thesis investigates our unstainable consumption of ICT products and takes a look at waste prevention solutions in order to reach circular economy with a focus on Swedish municipalities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Addressing the Knowledge – Practice Gap of Ecosystem Service Valuations: Understanding the Barriers to Building Social-Ecological Resilience in Kalimantan, Indonesia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Wolfgang Haider; [2018]
    Keywords : Ecosystem Service Valuation; Land-use decision-making; Knowledge-practice gap Resilience; Social-Ecological Systems; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Knowledge acquired through ecosystem service valuations can provide valuable information to stakeholders making land-use decisions. Effective use of ecosystem service valuation knowledge with a cost-benefit analysis can create resilient social-ecological systems. READ MORE