Hola Sofia! Interesante tema de estudio! estamos estudiando ciudades a traves del mundo pare mejor comprender esos impactos de los cuales tu hablas. Hay una relación directa entre el cubierto impervio en cuidades como Buenos Aires y inundaciones como la que tuvieron recién. Te doy unas preguntas en ingles aquí porque me falto un poco de detalles en tu descripción. Saludos!
I wanted to ask your students a couple of questions since i found the report to be a little light on details. I realize maybe the students also do not speak english.
1) Did you use GLOBE data? (rainfall or land cover or other)
2) what is the research showing for potential impacts of climate change on argentina? do you expect there to be more or less rain in the future? will there be more extreme events such as this one? you need to do a little research on what is expected.
3) Related to 2) are these types of events becoming more frequent?
4) The connection between climate and weather: from year to year you can have variation in weather (hotter, colder, wetter, dryer, etc…) but climate change is something that we look at over decades? to look at issues with climate change you need to try to link the data on the longer term with other variables such as temperature, land cover etc… so you may want to look at that if you are trying to connect this to climate change.
5) Scientists are finding connections between the amount of built-up areas and the strength of flooding since the built-up areas do not allow water to penetrate the soils. Do you think this could also have contributed to the flooding? are there any maps that show the growth in the areas of buenos aires? you may be able to find local data but you need to have data to begin to make connections and conclusions.
6) you can make your report better by adding images or maps of the area. perhaps explain how many people were afftected and how much money was lost,
In any case very interesting project! I hope you have learned something throught this and i hope the areas of flooding are getting better. Please feel free to contact me with questions. I do speak spanish.
Posted on 5/17/13 4:17 PM.