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Glaciers

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Antarctica (2)
Greenland (1)
Observations (3)
South America (1)
Study and teaching (5)

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View Resource Antarctic Ice Velocity Data

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) (described in the October 2, 1998 Scout Report) provides the Antarctic Ice Velocity Data set. This set contains large satellite image maps along with latitude, longitude, speed, bearing, and error ranges data. Data for this set is available via FTP.

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0070
View Resource World Glacier Inventory

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides the World Glacier Inventory data, which was collected by the World Glacier Monitoring Service. This inventory contains geographic location, area, length, orientation, elevation, and classification of morphological type and moraines of more than 67,000 glaciers throughout the world. The data may be downloaded via FTP or through form-based...

http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_inventory/
View Resource All about glaciers

The National Snow and Ice Data Center created this website to educate everyone, from grade school students to glaciologists, about glaciers. At the Data and Science link, researchers can learn about glaciological organizations, publications, and research projects as well as how to obtain glacial data. Students and educators can find a glaciology glossary, answers to many of their questions, and...

https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers
View Resource NOVA: Descent into the Ice

This NOVA website presents engaging materials on glaciers and the exploration of France's Mt. Blanc. Students can find a compelling account of why melting glaciers are as significant as other threatened natural resources such as old growth forests and coral reefs. The site features a slide show depicting how satellite imagery assists in glacier hazard assessments. Users can take a virtual tour of...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/mtblanc/