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Title:Rainmakers, Space Mirrors and Atmospheric Vacuums: A Bibliometric Mapping of Geoengineering Research
Author(s):Weber, Nicholas M.
Subject(s):Bibliometrics, Geoengineering, Science Policy
Abstract:This poster presents preliminary results from an informetric study of geoengineering publications. As a field of research geoengineering is loosely defined as the intentional modification of the Earth’s environment to stabilize, correct, or ameliorate climate change. A broad overview of the policy and practical implications of geoengineering strategies are discussed, as well as evidence of a growing body of cited scholarly publications. A technique of bibliometric mapping is used to display correlations between keywords attached to a corpus of geoengineering publications. Past studies have shown this technique to be particularly useful for revealing sub-domains that are affecting the evolution of a new field of study. Preliminary results, in the form of keyword co-occurrence clusters are discussed as two-dimensional disciplinary maps. These maps relationally situate the broad sub-domains that both import and export knowledge from the field of geoengineering.
Issue Date:2012
Citation Info:Weber, N. M. (2012, February). Rainmakers, space mirrors and atmospheric vacuums: a bibliometric mapping of geoengineering research. In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 639-640). ACM.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-31

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