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How Weather Forecasts Can Help Optimize Energy Usage

How Weather Forecasts Can Help Optimize Energy Usage | green infographics | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been exploring how using public weather forecast information can help deliver significant reductions in energy consumption.


Combining information from the Bureau of Meteorology with data from existing building management systems, the researchers have developed an intelligent model that remains one step ahead of the building’s temperature changes, automatically adjusting the heating and cooling supply accordingly.

Early experimental results have provided encouraging results, with at least 10 per cent energy savings shown to be possible.

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All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped | green infographics | Scoop.it
See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

The gusty cartography plots the paths all the tropical cyclones recorded in the past 170 years. Brighter areas show where they have overlapped in space, representing areas of historically frequent hurricane activity.

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Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly

Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

This interactive map shows the potential storm-surge flooding by hurricane size, by classification/catagory. Actual flooding may vary due to storm variables or data errors. Flooding from rain not included.

Note: Heed official advisories, not this map, for life and property decisions...

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Infographic: Bring the Heat | Environment

Infographic: Bring the Heat | Environment | green infographics | Scoop.it
Is a more complete picture of global carbon footprint rankings possible when weather is taken into account?

Carbon dioxide emissions affect the climate, but how do personal responses to local climate changes affect a country's carbon emissions? In hot areas of the world, people need more air conditioning and less heating. The opposite applies to cooler areas. Therefore, it's reasonable to expect a different baseline for carbon emissions from countries with extreme climates than ones with moderate weather...

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Visualizing How New York City Heats Up In The Summertime

Visualizing How New York City Heats Up In The Summertime | green infographics | Scoop.it

If you find the summer heat hard to take, cities are the worst places to be. Studies show that urban spaces can be up to three degrees hotter than surrounding areas. That's because of the "heat island effect"--which is what you get from paving every available surface with heat-absorbing asphalt and concrete.


Using a thermal camera, these graphics by artist-researcher Nickolay Lamm explain how a city gets hot and stays hot.

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Consequences of urbanisation

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Infographic: Climate Change and Human Responsibility

Infographic: Climate Change and Human Responsibility | green infographics | Scoop.it

It can't be denied any longer: Sea levels are rising, major droughts are continuing, and record hot summers are being experienced al around the world.

A recent study conducted by Yale University and George Mason University finds that for the first time since the research began in 2008, the majority of Americans believe that global warming is mostly a man-made phenomenon. And as sobering images of catastrophes make headlines, people are recognizing that the effects of their actions are not just an increasing danger to the world but a direct threat to themselves and their families.

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Living portrait of a storm – a live data visualization of Sandy

Living portrait of a storm – a live data visualization of Sandy | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sitting in London, our thoughts are with all those suffering the devastating effects of Storm Sandy in the US and elsewhere.

For those anxious to track its chaos, this fascinating live data visualisation created by Fernanda Vegas and Martin Wattenberg on HINT.FM represents the destructive force of nature in all its complexity. The Wind Map was created as a “living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S,” which artfully reflects the weather patterns and their emotional impact on our lives.


To find out more about the impact of Storm Sandy visit The New York Times microsite which assesses the damage with data visualisations alongside images of the impact taken at the worst-hit areas...

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