With the 2014 Delaware Sea Grant and College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment online calendar, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.
October - Brandywine River, Delaware
The month of October provides excellent conditions for hiking and enjoying the outdoors. As you get ready for your stroll, you might consult your local television news station or mobile app to help you decide how to dress. Where do Delaware decision-makers turn when they are looking for real-time information to make important decisions related to storm events?
Want to check conditions in your area?
The DEOS Geobrowser
provides information on wind speed and direction, snow depth, rainfall, tide and stream levels and more can be monitored in real time from your home computer.
The Delaware Coastal Flood Monitoring System
(CFMS) sends out warning alerts for potential flood conditions, provides access to current weather and water conditions, and provides local tide predictions.
The Delaware Geological Survey
has equipment that monitors water conditions in Delaware. During storm events, stream gauges monitor conditions inland.
Delaware Sea Grant continues its support for the development of satellite tools
and data analysis methods to ensure timely and useful information is available for emergency responders during weather events.
Delaware Sea Grant continues its support for the development of satellite tools and data analysis methods to ensure timely and useful information is available for responders and planner alike. Our researchers are also developing a high water mark database and display system
for response and planning personnel in the state and region.
5 – Coast Day
and Delaware Sea Grant host this annual celebration of the sea, which includes marine critter touch tanks, scientific lectures, seafood cook-offs, and much more. This year’s theme is “Weather and Climate: On Our Radar.” Check out the Coast Day website
to see what’s planned this year.
12 – Earth Science Week begins
– This event
engages students in earth sciences and encourages stewardship through understanding.
13 – Columbus Day – Christopher Columbus’ famous fleet included the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Over the years, the CEOE research fleet has included the Joanne Daiber, Boston Whaler, and Hugh R. Sharp.
– Decades ago, the Delaware River was a scary place
for wildlife. During the 1940s, for example, some urban areas were so polluted that fish could not survive. The river today is much healthier
, having experienced one of the most dramatic improvements of any similar body of water worldwide.
Once you have downloaded your wallpaper, you can fine-tune its
appearance using your computer's desktop preferences menu (i.e. whether
the image is centered, tiled, stretched to fit the screen, etc.).
Step 1 Click on the link below the image of the month representing the size
that you are interested in. This will open the image in its own window.
Step 2 For PC users:
1. Position your cursor over the image.
2. Click the right mouse button.
3. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (v. 6.0 or higher), select "Set as Background" from the popup menu.
Step 2 For Mac users:
OSX: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to System Preferences and open the "Desktop & Screen Saver" icon.
Under the "Desktop" heading, use the file navigator to add the image to the library.
OS9: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to your Control Panel and select "Appearance.
Click "Set desktop" and choose your new image.