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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 Atmospheric CO2 Concentration from 60 to 20 Kyr BP from the Taylor Dome Ice Core, Antarctica

In the first of half of 2000, several data files were added to the North American Pollen Database. These include data from the recent publication: "Atmospheric CO2 Concentration from 60 to 20 Kyr BP from the Taylor Dome Ice Core, Antarctica" by Indermuhle et al.

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/paleoclimatology-data
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 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 Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic

The 1959 Antarctic Treaty set out to achieve "demilitarization, the ban on nuclear tests and on the disposal of radioactive waste material - the respect of which is guaranteed by a system of mutual inspection - and the promotion of international scientific cooperation. The approval in 1991 of the 'Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty' (Madrid Protocol), turned the area into...

http://www.belspo.be/belspo/BePoles/index_en.stm
View Resource British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) created this website to display its role in the scientific research, surveys, and long term observations of the past and present environments of Antarctica and the surrounding regions. After discovering the mission and organization of BAS, visitors can learn about BAS's interests in Antarctic ice and rising sea levels, climate change, the ozone hole, and the...

https://www.bas.ac.uk/
View Resource International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008

The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007 - 2008 "will be an intense, internationally coordinated campaign of research that will initiate a new era in polar science" by educating and involving the public and assisting in the training of engineers, scientists, and leaders. While IPY is still in its planning stage, this website offers an introduction to IPY, the latest news, and information on its...

https://www.nap.edu/read/11013/chapter/1
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