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Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
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Our Eye on the Sun

We have a new eye on the Sun. NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on February 11, 2010, and SDO is continuously observing the Sun with unprecedented resolution. The solar instruments aboard SDO have 16 Megapixel cameras, more than eight times better resolution than High Definition (HD) TV. These instruments obtain images and spectra every 10 seconds, 24/7, and are revealing new results about solar storms. The solar output is critical to life on Earth as the Sun provides the majority of energy for our Earth environment, and our ever-growing technology is sensitive to the large solar storms. At this lecture, Dr. Tom Woods, a Principal Investigator for SDO will offer an overview of the solar influence on Earth and present dazzling new movies of the Sun from SDO. Recorded 15 June 2010.

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AGCI's Latest Climate Change & Aspen Report Released

AGCI's Latest Climate Change & Aspen Report Released

AGCI has released a new report on the potential impacts of climate change to Aspen. This report entitled, "Climate Change and Aspen: An Update on Impacts to Guide Resiliency Planning and Stakeholder Engagement," provides an updated snapshot of historical climate trends, future climate projections, and a review of potential impacts for the sectors important to the Aspen community.
This work was supported by the City of Aspen and will serve to inform the City's effort to prepare for climate change. More about the City's work can be found on their webpage, Our Future Aspen, linked below.

pdf Climate Change & Aspen: 2014 Report
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