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View Resource Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change

The National Research Council's Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations published this report in 2000. The National Academy Press Website offers free online viewing of this important publication, which evaluated the much-publicized discrepancy between surface and atmospheric temperatures in the global change records. The Panel found that "the warming trend in global-mean surface temperature...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9755/reconciling-observations-of...
View Resource Green Chemistry Institute

This special feature page from the American Chemical Society (ACS) showcases the up-and-coming field of "green chemistry," that is, the development of chemical products and processes that eliminate or reduce the use and generation of hazardous substances. A list of principles behind green chemistry, a searchable bibliography of green chemistry references, green chemistry links (including...

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/greenchemistry.html
View Resource Vegetable MD Online

The Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University provides this online guide to vegetable diseases. A compilation of vegetable disease fact sheets, the site is organized by crop and offers photographic images and a description of each vegetable crop in healthy and diseased states. The site also includes an Online Glossary of Technical Terms in Plant Pathology and links to additional...

http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/
View Resource ACM Crossroads Student Magazine

This is a free online version of ACM Crossroads, a student-run quarterly publication of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Past themes have included wireless computing, intelligent agents, computer games, and law and ethics among others. Along with the regular journal content, ACM Crossroads posts links to resources for finding jobs and internships, a weekly What's New column, and...

https://xrds.acm.org/
View Resource Single Electron Detection in Quadruple-GEM Detector with Pad Readout

This pre-print from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) demonstrates the detection of single electrons in ethane at 1 bar through the use of four GEMs operating in tandem and coupled to pad readout. The paper, available for download in .pdf or .ps format, presents "measurements of single electron pulse height distributions, total gas gain measurement and calculation, pad-to-pad...

https://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getdoc/slac-pub-8785.p...
View Resource Earth Observatory Data & Images: New Data

NASA's Earth Observatory Data & Images page provides periodic updates on data availability. The seventeen datasets listed here include the many types of scientific data collected within the time period 1979-2001, with recent data on 4km2Fires, Ozone, and UV Exposure. By clicking on a specific time period and data type, the user is directed to the appropriate data selection.

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
View Resource Engineering Research Center Fact Sheets

Curious about the latest developments in bioengineering, microelectronics, or earthquake hazard reduction? Wondering what type of research your tax dollars support? Then have a look at this recent posting from the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Program which supports university research in partnership with industry. Here, users can access project...

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf00137/start.htm
View Resource Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has recently released a digital elevation model (DEM), ice thickness data taken by airborne ice penetrating radar, and bedrock thickness data (ice thickness subtracted from DEM) for 5 km of Greenland. The data are in ASCII format, and documentation (data collection, application, terminology, etc.) is available at the site.

https://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0092
View Resource Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island

Air samples from Lampedusa Island, located south of Sicily in the Mediterranean sea, were collected weekly from May 1992 through December 2000 and analyzed for carbon dioxide content. "On the basis of annual averages calculated from monthly averages, CO2 levels at Lampedusa Island have risen from 360.80 in 1993 to 371.27 in 2000. The data show an average trend of +1.5 ppmv/y." The data from the...

https://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/trends/co2/lampis.html
View Resource Climate Change and Politics: The US Abandons Kyoto

Last week, the Bush administration announced that it would not sign the Kyoto Protocol, provoking harsh criticism around the world and in the US. Immediately following the Bush announcement, the Senate voted against Bush's wish to cut funding for climate change programs. The Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 addition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is an international agreement...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2001/0411
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