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AGCI Science Sessions

Conceived in 1989 and conducted each year since 1990, AGCI's interdisciplinary workshops bring together scientists from across the globe to discuss current, critical topics in global environmental change.

June 2017 Quarterly Science Supplement

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Cities on the Frontlines of Climate Change Impacts and Response • Mortality in a Changing Climate

V. Development and Energy Solutions

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In the 1970s Shenzhen was a small fishing village in China. The transformation to a modern cityscape was rapid and widespread. Evidence of urbanization is evident in these two images from 1999 acquired by the Landsat Thematic Mapper, and from 2008 acquired by ASTER. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

IV. Energy Solutions through Design

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In an effort to improve fuel efficiency, NASA and the aircraft industry are rethinking aircraft design. Inside the 8’ x 6’ wind tunnel at NASA Glenn, engineers recently tested a fan and inlet design, commonly called a propulsor, which could use four to eight percent less fuel than today’s advanced aircraft. Image credit: NASA

III. Energy Technology Solutions

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An example of a grid-scale solar energy project. Thousands of mirrors, called heliostats, direct the sun’s energy onto a receiver, which was built using expertise gained from constructing the space shuttle main engine. The NASA spinoff receiver sits on top of a 550-foot tower. Image Credit:  SolarReserve