2.3 ENVIROMENT Satellite communication

https://ec.gc.ca/meteoaloeil-skywatchers/default.asp?lang=En&n=2DEF7C48-1

In this site you can see different things, the first thing we can see is that it is by site is from the canadian goverment which makes it quite trustworthy and we can or should use it for your/our studies. Then, as we read the text, we can see how and why the cannadian community uses these satellital communication and the uses of these.

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Environment Resource Depleiton

https://pangea.stanford.edu/researchgroups/eao/research/resource-depletion-and-energy-system-transitions

This link is an article from the Standford University in the USA.

The Article talks about how the technology is affecting the use of electricty and consequently, how this brings bigger amount of CO2 to the envioronment. Technology in Australia uses 7%  of the countrys electricty, leading to 2.7% of carbon emission to the atmosphere

Enviornment E-Waste

http://www.usell.com/

This page is a multinational company that is in the UK and in the United States. It supported by very known brands like The New York times, Forbes, FOX, Discovery channel etc. They all give a positive comment and argument in why uSell is the best company to give out your unused technology.

Usell buys used technology (phones, Tablets, game consoles and Video games) from common people. Later on, they sell them to professional people or cmpany from which the phone is that will recycle them. This is better for the environment because less phones will be thrown to the trash. They’ve saved 386473 devices.

Enviornment Satellite navigations

http://www.ips.gov.au/About_IPS

IPS is a page from the australian goverment. It has its central offices in Sydney. It was set up by the federal goverment in 1947 within the department of interior.

IPS manages and extensive network of observations hosting magnetometers, ionosondes and other sensors around the Australia, New zealand region and Antartica. Observations are combined with data from satellites and other countries observations to monitor space weather and provide services and advice on space weather conditions for radio communications, sattelite navigation and other operations.

Enviornment Data Logging‏

The enterprices HOBO data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of applications, including building energy performance monitoring, water resources management, and ecological and agricultural research. Based out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has sold more than 2 million data loggers since the company’s founding in 1981.

The HOBO enterprices makes products that track temperature, humidity. How? it uses sensors and a software to get accurate and reliable data.

Enviormental modelling and sustitution‏

http://www.goldsim.com/Web/Solutions/EnvironmentalSystems/

This author is reliable because this software is used by goverment agencies such as NASA,  US departement of energy and the  california departement of water resources. Research laborarories such as Los Alamos national laboratory and MIT. Commercial institutions suxh as amazon.com and Mitsubishi.

What this simulator does is that it represents the uncertainty inherent in enviornmenta systems in order to carry out enviormental risk assesment, formulte environmental management plans, evaluate potential environmental impacts, and make better environmental planning and resource management decisions.
It works by combining the flexibility of a general-purpose and highly-graphical probabilistic simulation framework with specialized modules to support mass transport modeling.

Weather Forecast Technology

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-better-eye-on-the-storm/

This article was posted in the site Scientific American which is a magazine published in 1845 and is the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. In this magazine, lots of nobel prize scientists have contributed articles. The article is written by Jane Lubchenco and Jack Hayes. As observed, the magazine is very well-known and prestigious, therefore the content in is valid.

The article starts off with an example of the Hurricane Joplin that hit the USA in 2011, it ended with 550 casualties. This hurricane was warned 20 minutes before it hit the USA. Now, tools for forecasting extreme weather have improved, and now extreme weather can be warned of an hour before it actually occurs, which gives the family enough time to prepare and take shelter. Radars are used to predict these extreme weathers and although the Doppler Radar does have flaws, it can distinguish a rainstorm from a dust storm. Forsyth, a meteorologist, has since focused on upgrading radars. One critical upgrade is called dual polarization. This technology allows forecasters to differentiate more confidently between types of precipitation and amount. The understanding of particle size helps to produce more accurate forecasts, so residents know they should prepare for hail and not rain, for example. This article is relevant to the topic we are studying because it shows how weather forecasting technology and its improvement can be the difference between life and death, as it gives people enough time to prepare for extreme weather.