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View Resource A Databank of Antarctic Surface Temperature and Pressure Data

Antarctic monthly mean sea surface temperature and pressure data are accessible online from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) of Oak Ridge, TN. Compiled by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, UK, this data is an update of temperature. and pressure data collected between 1957-1990 from 29 stations over Antarctica. CDIAC's Web page of this climatic...

http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp032/ndp032.html
View Resource Virtual Antarctica

Provided by Terraquest.com, the Virtual Antarctica Web site presents a ship's expedition to the continent and describes what is found along the way. The science portion describes such things as the geology, geography, and climate of the area, as well as various biological features of the land and water. Other sections of the site contain information on Antarctica's history and ecology, as well as...

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing
View Resource Antarctic Meteorology Online from the British Antarctic Survey

The Antarctic Meteorology Online Web site is provided by the British Antarctic Survey and the Natural Environment Research Council. Visitors will find weather reports provided by the dozens of stations located in the Antarctic. The Web master has made these data accessible by each specific station; by a clickable map; by a list of all land, ship, or buoy stations; or by an oracle database...

https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/met/metlog/
View Resource Antarctica as an Educational Resource

"As an educational resource, Antarctica is extremely broad in scope with the potential to contribute to a number of study areas," from the sciences to history, sociology, and politics. Authored by molecular biologist Clive Evans at the University of Auckland, this Web site provides a convenient resource for introducing Antarctica into the classroom and could be adapted for a range of grade levels....

http://www.antarctica.org.nz/
View Resource Discover Antarctica

Antarctica is arguably the continent that most people know the least about, so it is nice to find out that the Royal Geographical Society (in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey) has created this website which explores all aspects of life on this landmass. The "Imagining Antarctica" area is a fine place to start, and visitors can watch a short video clip about the continent, test their...

http://discoveringantarctica.org.uk/
View Resource In The News

Ancient climate change meant Antarctica was once covered with palm trees http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/08/ancient-climate-change-meant-antarctica-was-once-covered-with-palm-trees/ Palm trees 'grew on Antarctica' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19077439 Persistent near-tropical warmth on the Antarctic continent during the early Eocene...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0803