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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...

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http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp032/ndp032.html
View Resource NZFUNGI: New Zealand Fungi

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research -- "New Zealand's foremost environmental research organization" -- presents NZFUNGI, a free database for information on the systematics, conservation, pathology, and ecology of New Zealand's fungi. Integrating a number of pre-existing Landcare Research databases, NZFUNGI contains botanical, bibliographic, and curatorial information for thousands of New Zealand...

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http://nzfungi.landcareresearch.co.nz/html/mycology.asp?ID=0...
View Resource The Bruns Lab

The homepage of the Bruns Lab at the University of California-Berkeley Department of Plant and Microbial Biology provides an excellent collection of online resources for mycologists. Offering much more than the usual faculty directory and research overview, this well-maintained Web site doubles as a gateway to mycology on the Web. Features include various primer maps, sequence alignment files,...

http://plantbio.berkeley.edu/~bruns/
View Resource Attack of the Killer Fungus!

The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service presents a Sci4Kids article about mushroom farms, killer green mold, and a case of mistaken (taxonomic) identity. Written for younger kids, this short, colorful article includes pronunciation help, Web links, and a brief explanation of the difference between mushrooms and molds. While no lesson plans are provided, the story could...

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/farm/story4/mushroomindex.ht...
View Resource Antarctic Meteorology Online from the British Antarctic Survey

The Antarctic Meteorology Online Web site is provided by the British Antarctic Survey and the Natural Environment Research Council. Visitors will find weather reports provided by the dozens of stations located in the Antarctic. The Web master has made these data accessible by each specific station; by a clickable map; by a list of all land, ship, or buoy stations; or by an oracle database...

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/met/metlog/