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Gateway to Antarctica

The International Centre for Antarctic Information and Research is produces the Gateway Antarctica. This Web server has been set up to provide the international community with information about Antarctica.

https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/schools-and-departments...
Atlas of Antarctic Research

Developed and maintained by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Atlas of Antarctic Research is intended as "a reference, an information framework, an education tool, and a research aid ... [to] promote greater geographic awareness of the continent and the digital geospatial data that describe it." Atlas parameters include Polar Stereographic...

https://lima.usgs.gov/antarctic_research_atlas/
Polar Operational Environmental Satellite

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates POES, the Polar Operational Environmental Satellite system. Comprised of several components (namely, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and the Tiros Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS)), these satellites make nearly polar orbits daily, providing global coverage of land, ocean, and atmospheric data. The POES...

https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/POES/
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...

https://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp032/ndp032.html
Classroom Antarctica

As part of the Australian Antarctic Division, Classroom Antarctica gives dozens of downloadable Adobe Acrobat files that allow students to discover this unique continent. Subjects include the history of the scientific research undertaken on Antarctica, surviving its climate, its biological ecosystem, the land's physical characteristics and affects on climate, and much more.

https://education.australiascience.tv/antarctic-science-with...
Australian Antarctic Data Centre

The Australian Antarctic Division is part of the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. Within the department's Web site is the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, which makes all scientific observations and results freely available. Data topics include weather, GIS and mapping, marine science, flora and fauna, and many other topics related to the southern continent.

https://data.aad.gov.au/
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/
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...

https://discoveringantarctica.org.uk/
Antarctica: Signs of the Great Thaw

Over the past few years, organizations like National Geographic and the National Academy of Sciences have been offering up interactive features on their websites. Many print newspapers have entered this arena as of late, including the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Recently, the Tribune offered up this tremendously interesting and visually engaging portrait of the effects of global...

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-antarcticamain-html-...
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