Difference between revisions of "Category:Environment"

(Created page with "== Background == thumb|right|340px|MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar Utilizing technology to explore our environment has been a crucial component to t...")
 
Line 3: Line 3:
 
[[Image:MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar 2.jpg|thumb|right|340px|MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar]]
 
[[Image:MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar 2.jpg|thumb|right|340px|MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar]]
  
Utilizing technology to explore our environment has been a crucial component to the development of human civilization. From ancient applications such as using the stars to navigate the seas to modern [[Radar|radar]] systems and [[Air Traffic Control and Radar|air traffic control]], exploration, mapping and remote detection have always been a driving force in innovation. This category includes topics not only related to remote sensing, but also topics related to the environment at large, including geoscience and oceanic engineering.
+
The relationship between humanity and the environment is a delicate balance. Since the industrial revolution, the world's population has increased exponentially, and with the population growth, the environment has been profoundly affected. Deforestation, pollution and global climate changes are amongst the adverse effects the population and technological expansion has introduced. Included in this category are both subjects dealing with attempts to reduce the negative impact on the environment, and subjects which aim to gain a greater understanding of the environment itself.
 
 
The demands placed on society by World War II brought upon major developments in remote sensing. The [[MIT Rad Lab|MIT Radiation Laboratory]] pioneered [[Radar during World War II|developments in radar]] and established a precedent for large ties between government, industry and academia for scientific research development.  
 
 
 
IEEE's interests in this area are represented by the [[IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society History|IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society]] and the [[IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society History|IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society History]] which publish such journals like IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, and the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.
 
  
 
== Subcategories ==
 
== Subcategories ==

Revision as of 16:42, 22 July 2014

Background

MIM-23 HAWK PAR radar

The relationship between humanity and the environment is a delicate balance. Since the industrial revolution, the world's population has increased exponentially, and with the population growth, the environment has been profoundly affected. Deforestation, pollution and global climate changes are amongst the adverse effects the population and technological expansion has introduced. Included in this category are both subjects dealing with attempts to reduce the negative impact on the environment, and subjects which aim to gain a greater understanding of the environment itself.

Subcategories

  • Atmosphere - Topics pertaining to Earth's atmosphere including the ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Biosphere - The Earth's biosphere encompasses all of its ecosystems and living beings
  • Cyclones - Issues relating to different kinds of cyclones such as hurricanes, tropical storms and typhoons
  • Earth - Topics which deal with the planet as a whole
  • Earthquakes - Massive forces of destruction, earthquakes present unique engineering challenges for infrastructure stability
  • Environmental factors - Environmental concerns that impact our daily lives including global warming and pollution
  • Environmental management - Topics related to active management of the environment
  • Geography - Concerns that apply to geographical areas such as cities, towns, rivers, forests
  • Geology - Topics dealing with the earth's crust and composition
  • Geophysics - The physics of the earth itself, including such topics like meteorology, seismology and tornadoes
  • Ice - Engineering concerns related to ice shelves, surfaces and thickness
  • Imaging - Devices which display an object's outward appearance
  • Levee - Dams which regulate the flow of water, sometimes used for hydroelectric power generation
  • Marine technology - Underwater technology and devices including various forms of equipment and structures
  • Oceans - Topics pertaining to all aspects of oceanic engineering
  • Volcanoes - Topics relating to volcanic activity, ash and planetary volcanoes

Pages in category "Environment"

The following 224 pages are in this category, out of 224 total.

Media in category "Environment"

The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total.