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The beauty of the Web as a communication tool for scientists is the opportunity for instantaneously exchanging and sharing datasets and finding. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has developed an amazing site, offering exceptionally well organized access to its databases including the categories of Climate Indices, Atmosphere, Ocean, Fishery, and Biology. These entire project is all part of a very well stated mission to better understand the complex relationship of climatic and ecosystem changes in Arctic and Bering Sea. As the site states, this can be a tricky issue doe to the fact that "climate change impacts ecosystems, and ecosystems serve as indicators for climate change." The idea is to develop indices which will help to monitor and measure changes in the ecosystems of these area. The Web is meant to be transitional and offer date as it is summarized and prepared for download. This site should be of great use to teachers and students interested in oceanography and ecology, as well as those interested in climatology. Yet, a project like this definitely demonstrates just how interdisciplinary the sciences have become in lieu of the forces of interrelatedness of nature and climate.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-07-11
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