Essays about: "Earth and Environmental Sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1782 essays containing the words Earth and Environmental Sciences.

  1. 1. Where there is road, there is fire (influence): An exploratory study on the influence of roads in the spatial patterns of Swedish wildfires of 2018

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Gabriel Romeo Ferriols Pavico; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Wildfire; Fire Spatial Patterns; Road; Conformity; FWI; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the Swedish wildfire season of 2018, when the country incurred ten times more than the average burnt area that occurred in previous years. The study aims to address a broad research question: Do roads influence the size of the burned area? This study fills the gap in research on the effects of roads in the spatial patterns of wildfires. READ MORE

  2. 2. Wildfire growth modelling in Sweden - a suitability assessment of available data

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Henrik Hagelin; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Geographic Information Science; Physical geography; Prometheus; WiSE-FASS; The 2014 Västmanland wildfire; Wildfire growth modelling; Wildfire suppression support; Wildfire behaviour; MESAN; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Wildfires are worldwide problems that stress societies by damaging their economies and they cause serious, sometimes fatal, health implications among the populations. In recent years, the rate of wildfire occurrence has increased as the global average temperature has risen. Because of global climate change, this rate is expected to continue rising. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment of the early Jurassic volcaniclastic strata at Djupadalsmölla, central Skåne, Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Per Wahlquist; [2023]
    Keywords : volcaniclastic; Djupadalsmölla; CSVP; palynomorphs; early Jurassic; late Pliensbachian; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : From the almost 200 volcanic outcrops in the Central Skåne Volcanic Province (CSVP), only three are of volcaniclastic material. These volcanoclastics, and the transition to the underlying crystalline basement, have been investigated for the first time in a drill core (KBH2) from Djupadalsmölla in order to understand the stra-tigraphy, depositional process, age of deposition, and depositional environment. READ MORE

  4. 4. Using a GIS to enable an economic, land use and energy output comparison between small wind powered turbines and large-scale wind farms: the case of Oslo, Norway.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Colin Potter; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Wind power; Renewable energy sources; urban wind energy; urban areas; planning; vertical axis wind turbines; comparative studies; urban integrated energy systems; Oslo; Roan; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Responding to an identified knowledge gap, the study aims to determine if smaller wind turbines located on top of existing urban buildings are more resource efficient (land utilization and economically) than large scale wind farms. To answer this question, using a GIS, the resource efficiency of the Roan wind farm in Northern Norway was compared to a theoretical modeled installation of small-scale wind turbines on top of buildings within a 2km radius study zone in central Oslo. READ MORE

  5. 5. Road traffic noise simulations based on 3D city models

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Wenjing Liu; [2023]
    Keywords : 3D city model; 3CIM; CNOSSOS-EU; noise simulation; city noise evaluation; data tailor; FME; SoundPLAN; Geomatics; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Urban development and densification cause noise problems that can have a negative impact on human health. In 2002, the European Union (EU) stated the European Noise Directive (END) with the purpose to evaluate environmental noise levels (including the sources road, railway, and air traffic) in the member states every 5 years. READ MORE