Environmental and Climate Change Issues Explained in the National Atlas of Korea: A Great Resources for Geographic Education

Authors: Jongnam Choi*, Western Illinois University, Chul Sue Hwang, Department of Geography, Kyung Hee University
Topics: Geography Education, Cartography, Asia
Keywords: The National Atlas of Korea, Environmental Issues, Climate Change, Secondary Education
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: 8216, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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The National Atlas of Korea visualizes of Korean climate changes issues through maps and geo-referenced environmental data. The National Atlas of Korea contains an enormous and valuable set of geographic resources that document how recent climate changes influence both natural and human environments in Korea such as shifts in agricultural patterns and forest composition, sea level rise, and changes in land use. The atlas also provides several spatial modeling scenarios that conform to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research methodologies. This presentation further illustrates the Korean government’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Therefore, the atlas can be an appropriate educational guide to promote an accurate understanding of Korea’s environmental and climate change issues in the US Secondary Education. The National Atlas of Korea is a digital repository of maps, graphs, tables, and information that are freely available as downloadable PDF and images at no cost.

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