AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers

AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers
Students looking for information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as currently available graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoc positions in geography now have a suite of resources available from the AAG.

AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas – Our popular guide to undergraduate and graduate programs in all areas of geography has been enhanced with a new interactive map. Easy-to-use search tools allow students to explore and discover geography programs by degree type, region, and program specialization.

AAG Student and Postdoc Opportunities Website – This site features a variety of graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoctoral researcher positions in the discipline. Academic departments may post their student and postdoc opportunities on the site at no charge.

AAG Jobs in Geography Center – Job seekers can begin their search on this site, which offers the latest geography-related job openings in the academic, public, private, and nonprofit sectors, along with a wide array of practical resources that can assist students with career planning and the job hunt.

For more information, contact Mark Revell at mrevell@aag.org.

New York Times Article with Great Prison Map

This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined. Why?

Satellites Record Auroras’ Rhythm

Earth Imaging Journal

Sept 14, 2016

An artist’s rendering (not to scale) describes a cross-section of the magnetosphere, with the solar wind in yellow and magnetic field lines emanating from Earth in blue. The five THEMIS probes were positioned to directly observe one particular magnetic field line as it oscillated back and forth every six minutes. (Credit: Emmanuel Masongsong/UCLA EPSS/NASA)

An artist’s rendering (not to scale) describes a cross-section of the magnetosphere, with the solar wind in yellow and magnetic field lines emanating from Earth in blue. The five THEMIS probes were positioned to directly observe one particular magnetic field line as it oscillated back and forth every six minutes. (Credit: Emmanuel Masongsong/UCLA EPSS/NASA)

Using data from NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) satellites, scientists have observed Earth’s vibrating magnetic field in relation to the northern lights in the night sky over Canada. THEMIS is a five-spacecraft mission dedicated to understanding the processes behind auroras, which erupt across the sky in response to changes in Earth’s magnetosphere.

These new observations allowed scientists to directly link specific intense disturbances in the magnetosphere to the magnetic response on the ground. A paper on these findings was recently published in Nature Physics.

To map the auroras’ electric dance, scientists imaged the brightening and dimming aurora over Canada with all-sky cameras. They simultaneously used ground-based magnetic sensors across Canada and Greenland to measure electrical currents during the geomagnetic substorm. Further out in space, the five THEMIS probes were positioned to collect data on the motion of the disrupted field lines.

The scientists found the aurora moved in harmony with the vibrating field line. Magnetic field lines oscillated in a roughly six-minute cycle, or period, and the aurora brightened and dimmed at the same pace.

“We were delighted to see such a strong match,” said Evgeny Panov, lead author and researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz. “These observations reveal the missing link in the conversion of magnetic energy to particle energy that powers the aurora.”

ESRI GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC Oct 11

GeoDev Meetup – Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

1776 & General Assembly
1133 15th Street NW Washington, DC

137 Members Went

We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Tuesday, October 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo”…

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