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Rainmakers, Space Mirrors and Atmospheric Vacuums: A Bibliometric Mapping of Geoengineering Research [poster]

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Weber, N. M. (2012). Rainmakers, Space Mirrors and Atmospheric Vacuums: A Bibliometric Mapping of Geoengineering Research [poster]. In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 639-640). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132320

Publication 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 twodimensional
disciplinary maps. These maps relationally situate the broad sub-domains that both import and export knowledge from the field of geoengineering.

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