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for North Carolina Geographer Vol. 18 Issue , 2011
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With the exceptional price increases and costs associated with conventional forms of energy, one must seriously consider the advantages of integrating alternative forms of energy with those already in existence. Energy may come from different sources and their predominance within geographic regions relies on a variety of physical factors and ancillary issues required to implement these practices. Wind has proven to be an inexpensive alternative energy source in the United States. This article uses Geographic Information Systems to study the feasibility of using wind as a viable energy source in North Carolina.
Prolonged water deficit periods have caused many environmental, social, and economic problems in North Carolina and across the southeast. In order to protect water resources and the communities they support, it is essential to understand complex interactions that lead to water shortages. Climatological drought is monitored through precipitation, stream flow, and soil moisture; data from Watauga County has been analyzed to help in understanding this complex relationship.
The relevance of place characteristics of both sending and receiving regions on the socio-economic success of immigrants constitutes an under examined yet potentially highly important factor explaining differential adjustment outcomes of groups from a similar geographic region. This article looks at major Southeast Asian refugee groups in North Carolina to compare them with each other in the same state and with success of the same groups in other states.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the little known battle of Averasboro is examined in terms of physical geography and military considerations.
North Carolina Central University and 17 other education institutions across the state participate in the Esri Site License Program (SLP). The geospatial software package is a research aid for students from many disciplines. Rising licensing costs are pressuring some of these participating institutions to drop the Esri SLP but the authors offer an argument justifying the expense.
The annual award for educator of the year in geography went to Professor Jeffery C. Patton. He served as a professor at University of North Carolina Greensboro for the past thirty years, the last nine as head of the Department of Geography. His work appears in more than 500 publications and his introductory textbook about the geography of Canada and the United States is now in its fifth edition.