Proposed Layers in the FGIS

This list reflects both natural system concerns and human society issues which interact to produce future results.
It is a brainstormed list with no finer order. We expect it to be substantially modified and organized over time as new participants step forward.

Geophysical Context: Biotic Populations and Diversity: Environment and Agriculture: Society and Politics: Economy and Energy:
  • climate change
  • average and extremes of temperature
  • extent of sea ice cover
  • glaciers (loss)
  • seawater freshening effects
  • ozone cover
  • hurricanes and typhoons
  • tornadoes
  • floods
  • drought
  • ocean currents
  • jet stream
  • sunspots
  • el nino la nina
  • desertification
  • seismology - earthquake probability and scale
  • wind patterns
  • hydrology: precipitation, seasonal storage, evaporation, soil moisture retentiond
  • dams, silting rates, level drops, overflows, hydroelectric generation, dam lifetime remaining
  • storm surge impacts
  • sea level rise
  • coastal water table salinization
  • coastal land loss
  • northwest passage
  • species diversity
  • species significance, indicators
  • salmon
  • goshawks
  • osprey
  • eagles
  • hawks
  • frogs
  • foxes
  • butterflies and moths
  • wolves
  • bears
  • badgers
  • deer
  • possums
  • raccoons
  • coyotes
  • bees
  • migratory birds
  • kelp
  • mangrove
  • coral
  • hippos
  • whales
  • dolphin
  • least tern
  • belding's savannah sparrow
  • california gnatcatcher
  • gorilla
  • elephant
  • tiger
  • cheetah
  • air quality
  • fresh water quality
  • soil structure
  • soil salinity
  • mineral substrates
  • runoff pollution
  • land usage patterns
  • forest canopy
  • grazing types, damage, and range reductions
  • soil exhaustion, rehabilitation
  • arable land distribution
  • erosion patterns: wind, water, farming methods
  • fossil water usage, aquifer level drops
  • desertification
  • invasive species
  • water use competition
  • ocean chemistry
  • ocean fish
  • forest cover
  • agricultural types
  • invasive pests
  • methane generation
  • domestic stock types
  • landfill methane recovery
  • predators of domestic stock
  • agricultural delivery to market
  • organic farming
  • grains
  • truck farming crops
  • fruit orchards
  • forest species diversity or monoculture
  • forestry practices
  • commercial fisheries
  • human populations
  • religions
  • violence
  • nations
  • cities
  • freedom of expression
  • press freedom
  • information transparency
  • public libraries
  • educational infrastructure
  • exploitations
  • class conflict
  • skills and education
  • public health
  • life expectancy
  • shelter types: own, rent, squat, public transient
  • housing stock and cost
  • residence patterns
  • population migrations
  • generation of toxics and effects
  • industrial safety, illnesses
  • political system types
  • policing practices
  • legislative responsiveness
  • civil rights
  • election system and political competition
  • conflict patterns
  • regional relations
  • treaties, trade agreements,
  • ngos, pacs,
  • employment (SOC - standard occupational codes)
  • electric power system and power distribution
  • employment levels, patterns
  • industry types - scale, emerging, dying (NASIC code)
  • industry sectors - extractive, manufacturing, retail, service
  • food - availability, quality, vulnerability, transport
  • taxation
  • black swan threats
  • energy use, efficiency
  • solar energy potential, technology, hazards
  • wind energy potential, technology, hazards
  • hydro energy potential, technology, hazards
  • alternative energy subsidy programs
  • coal and oil contribution and pollution
  • nuclear energy contribution and risk
  • nuclear decommisioning costs
  • pollution types and levels
  • CO2 generation
  • people transport methods
  • cars
  • railroads
  • shipping - air, maritime, rail, truck, cart
  • oil price, and extractive cost ratio

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