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View Resource 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.

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/schools-and-departments/...
View Resource 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/
View Resource 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...

http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/POES/
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 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://classroom.antarctica.gov.au/
View Resource 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/
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 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 The Cryosphere Antarctic Megadunes: Research at the Edge of the Earth

This Web site features the work of the National Snow and Ice Data Center's research team studying the Antarctic Megadunes, which cover about 500,000 kilometers of Antarctica. Researchers can learn how the research team used automated weather stations, snow and firn samples, GPS and GPR recordings, and remote sensing to accomplish its goals. Students and educators can find detailed descriptions of...

https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/antarctica/megadunes
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/
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