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Featured Maps! Climate

Theme for the week: Climate

January 8- 12, 2018

Climate measures the patterns of variation in wind, temperature, humidity, cloud cover, atmospheric pressure, and more. Climate is the average weather of a region over a long-term, normally around 30 years. Relied heavily on scientific research on climate change, it is commonly reported that due to the excessive amount of burning fossil fuels that produces greenhouse gases, and other human activities, create environmental disorganization that harms the ecosystem and human life. Some impacts related to climate change include food security, water supply, and human health.

Did you know that: The average car produces its own weight in carbon dioxide emissions each year?

Visit the Map Collection to advance your knowledge on seasonal land cover regions in the United States, surface temperature and precipitation changes from 1976-2006, and explore an informative map that discusses why and how the climate is warming.

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: Seasonal land cover regions

by EROS Data Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Geological Survey (1993)

Call Number: MAP G3701.D2 1993 .E7

Title: World weather extremes

by Geographic Sciences Laboratory (1985)

Call Number: MAP G3201.C8 1985 .G4 (Vert. File)

Title: Changing climate

by National Geographic Society (2007)

Call Number: MAP G3201.C8 2007 .N3

Title: The Fuller dymaxion air-ocean world

by Buckminster  R. Fuller, Sadao Shōji, and Honeywell Inc. (1967)

Call Number: MAP G3201.C82 1967 .F8

Title: Scheme of aridity and drought probability

by V. A. Kovda et al. (1977)

Call Number: MAP G3201.C886 1977 .K6

Title: Weather extremes in Canada and the United States

by Geographic Sciences Laboratory and, U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (1958)

Call Number: MAP G3301.C8 1985 .G3 (Vert. File)

Title: Temperature rising: climate change in southwestern British Columbia

by Geological Survey of Canada (1999)

Call Number: MAP G3511.C8 1999 .G3

Title: Vatnajökull, Iceland, winter scene, 1973 : satellite image map

by Geological Survey, and Landmælingar Íslands (1973)

Call Number: MAP G6932.V2 1973 .U6

Title: Vatnajökull, Iceland : Fall scene

by Geological Survey, and Landmælingar Íslands (1973)

Call Number: MAP G6932.V2 1973 .U64

Title: Map of snow, ice, and frozen ground in China

by Zhongguo ke xue yuan, Lanzhou bing chuan dong tu yan jiu suo, Zhongguo di tu chu ban she, and Zhongguo guo ji shu dian fa xing (1988)

Call Number: MAP G7821.C813 1988 .C4

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings, Patricia Wyley, and Louis Cashatt.


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