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Antarctic Studies

International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008
"This site features IPY activities supported by the United States Government."
Sections include: Science & Nature ; People & Culture ; Explore & Learn For Students & Teachers ; Multimedia ; News.

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Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) - Antarctica Online
"The AAD houses staff performing a range of administrative and support functions for Australia's Antarctic Program. Its administrative role takes in management of an antarctic research grants scheme, which supports antarctic studies undertaken by scientists from research institutions around Australia and in other countries. AAD scientists have a major research input into the Australian Antarctic Program, covering the fields of biology, glaciology, atmospheric physics and medical science."

  • Australian Antarctic Data Centre
    "...the Data Centre addresses Australia's Antarctic Treaty obligation to facilitate full and free exchange of the results of scientific research...The Data Centre is also responsible for surveying, mapping, geographical datasets for use in a Geographic Information System and the Gazetteer of the Australian Antarctic Territory and Heard and McDonald Islands. Most of the Data Centre's information is on-line."
  • The Exploratorium - Antarctica (K12)
    Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole
    Sections include: Place ; People ; Tools ; Ideas

    Global Ice-Core Research
    "...studies ice that is sometimes thousands of years old to determine what the earth's climate was like in the past. Once information about the past is known, we can apply the knowledge to the present and future."
    Water Resources of Idaho, USGS

    National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)
    " a facility for storing, curating, and studying ice cores recovered from the polar regions of the world. It provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for current and future investigations."
    - USGS

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    "We distribute data and maintain information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores."

    USGS - United States Antarctic Resource Center
    "...maintains the Nation's most comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts, satellite images, and photographs produced by the United States and other member nations of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)."

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