The Scout Report for Science & Engineering - July 8, 1998

The Scout Report for Science & Engineering

July 8, 1998

A Publication of the Internet Scout Project
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The target audience of the new Scout Report for Science & Engineering is faculty, students, staff, and librarians in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Each biweekly issue offers a selective collection of Internet resources covering topics in the sciences, and related fields such as math and engineering, that have been chosen by librarians and content specialists in the given field of study.

The Scout Report for Science & Engineering is also provided via email once every two weeks. Subscription information is included at the bottom of each issue.

In This Issue
* Research * Current Awareness
* Learning Resources * New Data
* General Interest * In the News

Atlases of Canada and the United States
Resources Atlas--NRC [frames]
National Atlas of the United States--USGS [frames, Shockwave, .tar.gz]
Text Only
These two new Atlases, produced separately, provide a gold mine of valuable biogeographic information about the land cover and geographic features of much of North America. The first site, Resources Atlas, is offered by National Resources Canada and is available in English and French. It includes graphic (color) layers for "energy, mining, forestry and earth sciences information" for all of Canada. A special feature allows users to combine information layers to build and download customized maps. The National Atlas of the United States offers numerous color map layers for viewing or downloading (as compressed .tar.gz files), for all or some of the US. An interactive resource, the National Atlas uses layers to depict State boundaries, County Boundaries, Federal Lands, Parkways and Scenic Rivers, Seismic Events, Volcanoes, Water Features (bodies of water and/or streams), Urban Areas, Cities and Towns, Roads, Railroads, and Airports. In addition to the already impressive map layers, the National Atlas includes a fascinating animated loop, showing vegetation cycles across the US in 1995 (Shockwave) and a clickable terrain relief and elevation map. [LXP]
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Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab
The Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into robotics motion planning, coverage, sensor-based planning, and visibility. Their site informs visitors about the research projects and researchers and provides postscript copies of related papers. Short demonstration videos, available under Projects, show sensorless and sensor-based applications. CMU's Distributed Robotics and Manipulation Reading Group also posts postscript files of their reading list. [KH]
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Three New Journals from HighWire Press
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews--ASM
Pharmacological Reviews
Biophysical Journal
HighWire Press
(1) The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has placed online the full content of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. Full-text content begins January 1998; online abstracts begin January 1992. Formerly Microbiological Reviews,Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews is a "broad-based review journal in the expanding disciplines of microbiology, immunology, and molecular and cellular biology." (2) Also newly online is The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics' journal Pharmacological Reviews. Full-text is available from March 1997; abstracts begin September 1975; tables of contents begin September 1965. (3) The Biophysical Society has placed online Biophysical Journal, which emphasizes experimental and theoretical approaches to methods "addressing the mechanisms of biological processes at every level and across many fields, including bioenergetics, contractility, membrane biophysics, structure and assembly, molecular biophysics, and photobiology." Full-text content begins January 1998; online abstracts begin 1975. The journals are made available through Stanford University's Highwire Press. Note that the free trial period for all three journals extends through the end of 1998. [LXP]
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MODIS Publications
MODIS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer, is a remote sensing instrument created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and mounted on the EOS AM-1 satellite. Using "state-of-the-art optical engineering, MODIS "view[s] the Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days" and returns data in 36 spectral bands related to "interactive Earth system models." This site is a comprehensive bibliography of papers written about and using data from MODIS. Publications from 1978 to the present can be listed by year or by subject area: atmospheres, calibration, land, and oceans. Note that there are no papers for 1979 or 1984. Many of the bibliographic entries link to authors' pages and online abstracts. MODARCH, an electronic imaging system, is the gateway to MODIS documents. [KH]
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Pelagic Fisheries Research Program (PFRP)
Established in 1992, after an amendment expanded the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (1976) to include "highly migratory fish," the Pelagic Fisheries Research Program (PFRP) was created "to provide scientific information on pelagic fisheries ... for use in development of fisheries management policies." Based at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, PFRP researches fish that live in "the near-surface waters of the ocean often far from shore," such as tuna, billfish, dolphinfish, and wahoo. The site summarizes research in biology, oceanography, statistics and modeling, genetics, economics, and socio-cultural factors. Visitors interested in learning more may want to refer to the bibliography of PFRP Project Publications and Manuscripts, a few of which are available for download in [.pdf] format. Recent slides from Hawaiian fisheries and a collection of links round out the site. [LXP]
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Learning Resources
Two on Global Warming
The Warming of the Earth--WHRC
Our Changing Planet: The FY 1999 US Global Change Research Program
The Woods Hole Research Center has created this online beginner's guide to global warming, entitled 'The Warming of the Earth.' The site is organized into six sections: The Greenhouse Effect, Scientific Evidence, The Culprits, Potential Outcomes, What the Skeptics Don't Tell You, and The Kyoto Protocol. Each section briefly but thoroughly explains an aspect of global warming and includes hyperlinks to other resources. In some instances, color graphics illustrate main points. For more sophisticated readers, the US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) has placed online their report entitled "Our Changing Planet: The FY 1999 Global Change Research Program." The report summarizes the program's recent research and outlines their plans for the future. Included is a National Assessment of the Consequences of Climate Change Impact, which discusses the ecological and economic impacts of climate change on the US. A detailed overview of the FY99 USGCRP budget is appended, and the site reminds its visitors that achieving the goals of the program "will require continued strong support for the scientific research needed to improve understanding of how human activities are affecting the global environment, and of how natural and human-induced change is affecting society." Full-text is available for download at the site. [LXP]
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Water Science for Schools
Chock full of information about water, the US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools is an enjoyable site for educators and students alike. From Water Basics to Special Topics, the site is easily navigable and teaches students about the importance of water in their everyday lives. Confused about terminology? A complete glossary defines terms used within the site and in the water field in general. An activity center lets educators and students put newly gained knowledge to work. The picture gallery, which is divided into four categories for easy browsing, shows water in action and human and animal interactions with water. [KH]
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EE-Internet: A Discussion of Environmental Education Internet Resources
EE-Internet is a new email list for environmental educators. Hosted by EE-Link (discussed in the March 22, 1996 Scout Report), EE-Internet offers educators a forum to discuss and identify high-quality environmental education resources on the Internet. Interested users may subscribe to the list by sending an email to: [LXP]
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Galileo Galilei's Notes on Motion
Three European organizations provide electronic access to the Codex 72, part of the Galilean Collection at the Biblioteca Nazionale Central in Florence, Italy. Codex 72 discusses "theorems on motion published in the Discorsi." The electronic version includes folios 33r through 194r, which contain drafts of Galileo's texts, drawings, and calculations and their translations. Material can be accessed via three routes, which are explained in How to Use the Electronic Representation of the Manuscript: a list of folio pages, Discorsi Propositions, and indices. The site also gives the history of the manuscript and includes bibliographies related to the manuscript, and a general bibliography. Although most of the manuscript is not translated from Latin and Italian into English, students and teachers of "the transition from Aristotelian to classical physics" are now able to view this historically significant, original manuscript. [KH]
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General Interest
The Ants of West Africa
Brian Taylor, of the University of Nottingham, has created this impressive resource on the ants of West Africa. Targeted "for anyone wishing to know more of how invertebrate populations are structured and determined," the site offers detailed taxonomic information, keys, and illustrations for "over 850 species and numerous 'forms' (from 85 genera and eleven subfamilies)," in addition to type locations, geographical information, and notes on bionomics. The five main sections (chapters) cover Geography & History, Ant Mosaics, Economic Importance of Ants, Biodiversity and Niches, and Taxonomy. Hundreds of references (since 1945) are available for download; a glossary offers explanations of key terms, and the text has extensively links, "including indices to a vast number of species names (subspecies, junior synonyms, varieties, etc.)." [LXP]
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United States Environmental Training Institute
The United States Environmental Training Institute (USETI) works with developing countries to "create the partnerships that are vital to sound environmental protection and responsible sustainable development." Training programs link environmental organizations and professionals with developing countries to provide the necessary technical, financial, and policy-oriented information required for improving environmental management. The site informs visitors about seven programs that occurred or will occur in 1998 and details other past events. The current 1998 schedule is posted in the Global Program Guide section. The USETI News section is updated regularly with current news of the Institute's activities. Parties interested in applying for a training program may use the online application or print it out and send it via mail. A selection of links to US governmental and international entities rounds out the site. [KH]
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The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules
Dr. Phillip Barak, Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has put together this graphic resource on soils. A collection of 3-D, interactive models of molecules and minerals found in soils, these detailed, color images are designed for instructors and students alike. Images cover Organic Fe chelates; Nitrogen storage and transport compounds in plants, pesticides, and contaminants; and Minerals and are supplemented by information about molecular structure, name (common, chemical), solubility, and usage. [LXP]
[Note: Site title has changed since the original Scout Report review. Site formerly referred to in the Scout Report as "Barak's Virtual Reality in Soil Science page."]
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High Country News
For those who live in or love the environment of the West (US), High Country News is a wonderful resource. The homepage provides access to a lead article from the current issue and selected articles from recent issues, with topics ranging from exotic species to oil to grassroots organizations. Users have full access to back issues from 1993 until three months before the current date. The Collections section anthologizes articles devoted to selected natural resource topics, currently, the Animas-La Plata Dam, 1996 elections, Land Grant Universities, and water resources. A topic index allows visitors to search (keyword) or browse all issues of the paper under 33 subject headings, from Advocacy Groups to Wildlife. [KH]
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Current Awareness
(For links to additional current awareness on tables of contents, abstracts, preprints, new books, data, conferences, etc., visit the Science & Engineering Current Awareness Metapage:

Feature of the Month--NPWRC
The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) maintains a special section entitled "Feature of the Month," which provides detailed information on a timely subject. Previous features, accessible through the site archive, include 'Spring Migration Guide' (March), 'The Conservation Reserve Program' (June), and 'How Old Is My Deer?' (November). In response to scientific and public attention to amphibian malformations in the US and Canada, this month's feature highlights the North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM), "a centralized database of confirmed malformation sightings and related information." The database includes background information, an online amphibian identification guide, a map of historical and recent reports, examples of malformations, a bibliography, forms for submitting reports, and technical information for researchers. [LXP]
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18 Millionth Chemical Substance Identified by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
To celebrate the addition of the eighteen-millionth chemical substance to the CAS registry system, employees formed a human representation of the structure, which is captured in an aerial photograph posted at this site. The chemical, known to chemists as "(1S-cis)-2-phenyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid," is an intermediate compound formed during the "preparation of tachykinin receptor antagonists." [KH]
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New Publications
Conservation Ecology: Volume 2, Issue 1
The journal Conservation Ecology (discussed in the February 4, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) has just released a new issue (Volume 2, Issue 1). Articles cover a wide range of topics, including uncertainty (the interface between Bayesian statistics and Cognitive Psychology), biomass burning, the relationship between tickborne encephalitis and Climate Change, and ecological economics. The Discussion section features responses to Carl Walters' 1997 article, "Challenges in adaptive management of riparian and coastal ecosystems." [LXP]

Science and Engineering Indicators 1998 (NSB 98-1)--NSF [Excel]
Previous Science and Engineering Indicators and Information
The National Science Board of the National Science Foundation has published the thirteenth issue of this biennial report. Science and Engineering Indicators chronicles overall trends in the development of "science and engineering research and education." The report details tendencies in all levels of education; the science and engineering work force; US, international, and academic research; and public attitudes toward and understanding of science and technology. This issue contains a new chapter, "Economic and Social Significance of Information Technologies," along with several other new and enhanced features (see the introduction). Hundreds of tables (text and Microsoft Excel) and charts supplement the report, which should prove to be an indispensable resource for researchers, reference librarians, and anyone interested in the overall state of science and engineering. The last two issues of the report, as well as much related information, are available at NSF's Science and Engineering Indicators site. [JS]

The 8th Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary [.pdf]
As part of the National Toxicology Program, the US Department of Health and Human Services provides the 1998 summary of carcinogens, for information purposes only. The report consists of "descriptive and qualitative" listings of substances, divided into two categories, Known Human Carcinogens and substances Reasonably Anticipated to be Human Carcinogens. [KH]

Center for Agriculture in the Environment: Working Paper Series
Full-text copies of the Center for Agriculture in the Environment Working Papers are now available online. The Center for Agriculture in the Environment (CAE) is "a nonprofit research center that conducts public policy research to reduce the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment." The series of papers, all from 1997-98, addresses farmland protection policies and strategies, natural resource policy, farmland tax policy, agricultural land values, economic perspectives and values, and owners' attitudes towards regulation of agricultural land. [LXP]

Policy Planning to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (.pdf)
Preceded by the State Workbook: Methodologies for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, this document by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serves to guide states in "identifying and evaluating options to mitigate emissions" affecting global climate change. Each of the report's three parts details climate change and policy options. Part one discusses the Initiation of Climate Change Programs. Part two describes sources of emissions and potential policy options. Part three completes the report by offering "guidance in preparing the State Action Plan." Appendices supply a glossary, references, state plans, and a specific example reduction plan. [KH]

Assessing Exposure of Marine Biota and Habitats to Petroleum Compounds--ACS
This publication, reprinted from Analytical Chemistry News & Features (March 1, 1998; pp. 186 A-192) describes methods that "accurately and rapidly measure aromatic components of oil spills in marine biota and habitats." In addition to full-text, the report includes color photographs, tables, chromatograms, and references. [LXP]

Two from the Sofia Initiative on Local Air Quality
Phase Out of Leaded Gasoline
Reduction of SO2 and Particulate Emissions
The Sofia Institute on Local Air Quality is part of the Regional Environmental Center (REC) for Central and Eastern Europe. The first report, Phase Out of Leaded Gasoline, explains why leaded gas is being eliminated and reviews current obstacles facing the phase out, technical and economic factors to consider, and policy measures and instruments for use in the phase out. The report ends with conclusions and recommendations and references. The second report, Reduction of SO2 and Particulate Emissions, is similar to the first, but also provides both emission data and the legal framework surrounding the reduction of emissions. Both publications are available either online or as a [.pdf] file. [KH]

Protocols for Measuring Biodiversity: Arthropod Monitoring In Terrestrial Ecosystems--EMAN
The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) has released a new report entitled Protocols for Measuring Biodiversity: Arthropod Monitoring In Terrestrial Ecosystems, by Albert Finnamore, Neville Winchester and Valerie Behan-Pelletier. The report covers the steps involved in biodiversity measurement, from sampling design through data management. [LXP]

Distribution of Fishes in the Red River of the North Basin on Multivariate Environmental Gradients--NPWRC
The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center has placed online this 1997 report on fish distribution in the Red River. Author Todd Koel, of North Dakota State University, has based his results on surveys of fishes "conducted at 1026 sites from 1892-1994," in which "77 native and seven introduced species" were identified in the Red River of the US North Basin. In addition to the main text, the report offers a substantial bibliography and a dozen detailed tables. [LXP]

China's Water Shortage Could Shake World Food Security--Worldwatch Institute
The Worldwatch Institute has made available online this new report detailing China's water shortage and the resulting implications. Written by Lester Brown and Brian Halweil, the report describes the causes behind the water shortage, gives specific watershed examples, and analyzes proposals to restructure China's Water and Grain Economies. [LXP]

Academia Book Releases--Baker & Taylor--July 1998
Baker & Taylor has announced their book releases for titles scheduled to be available to the public in August 1998. New titles are available in Agricultural Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemical, Biotechnological, and Petroleum Engineering; Earth Sciences; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mathematical Sciences; Mechanical Engineering; and Technology and Material Sciences. See the Science & Engineering Current Awareness Meta Page for links to individual new books sections. [LXP]
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Job Board--Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
This large and well maintained job site from Texas A&M University is a must for graduates or professionals seeking positions in Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, and related fields. Jobs are categorized by 'full-time' or 'other' employment; full listings are provided for each announcement, including (for full-time jobs) faculty positions, postdoc appointments, other full-time positions, and temporary/seasonal full-time jobs. Graduate school opportunities, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and part-time work are listed under 'other' employment. A solid collection of a dozen links rounds out the site. [LXP]

International Science Jobs--Nature
Provided by Nature, this updated-weekly jobs page contains listings for science-related employment opportunities in the international arena. Jobs listed are indexed and searchable by subject, country, position, or organization. Site visitors will find three additional sections useful: 'Employer Profiles and More Job Opportunities' (small but helpful), 'Future Focus Issues,' and 'Careers and Recruitment.' [LXP]
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The Global Environment: Invitation for RITE Research Proposals [frames]
The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) is now requesting basic research proposals "dealing with global environmental problems." Research should focus on "the development of innovative technologies which will contribute to the solution of global environmental problems." Research could focus on "carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases," as well as "other technologies concerning global environmental problems." The deadline for FY1998 is October 30. Further details are provided at the site. [LXP]

Synthesis and Modeling Project of the US Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
As part of the National Science Foundation, the Chemical Oceanography and Biological Oceanography Programs conduct research into the flux of carbon and biogenic elements between the atmosphere and the ocean and further, the effects of climate change on this flux. Research projects contending for this grant should produce results that lead to a greater understanding of the carbon cycle or produce models that can be used to better predict the carbon flux. Full proposal information is available at the site. Deadline for proposal submission is August 15, 1998. [KH]

Instrumentation Grants for Research in Computer and Information Science and Engineering--NSF
The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced "a limited number of grants for the purchase of research equipment, instrumentation, or software for research in areas of science or engineering supported in the CISE Directorate." The deadline for proposals is the first Wednesday of August (annually). [LXP]
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NLANR Distributed Computing Workshop
National Laboratory for Applied Network Research
The National Laboratory for Applied Network Research is conducting a distributed computing workshop August 5-7, 1998, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop "will teach effective, hands-on strategies for using and optimizing distributed computing codes. Examples and lectures will be used to teach distributed computing concepts as used on wide area networks. The workshop will end with a half-day tutorial on Globus," a project that develops "basic software infrastructure for computations that integrate geographically distributed computational and information resources." Applications developers from the Internet2 community and National Science Foundation High Performance Connection award sites are encouraged to attend. More information (including fees) is available at the site. Registration deadline is July 24, 1998 (noon Central time). NLANR's home page further describes its application support activities. [JS]

Symposium on Electron Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules
This symposium, hosted by the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI), will cover "recent advances in electron crystallography, hybrid crystallography (X-ray and electrons), and high-resolution electron cryomicroscopy and their implications for studies of membrane proteins, cytoskeletal proteins, and large functional complexes." The symposium will be held at Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe, California December 9-12, 1998. Online registrations and abstract submissions are due by November 1, 1998. [LXP]

International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems
The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers sponsors this conference on "scientific and technological advancements and innovations in the area of multimedia." Currently listed topics include operating system support, distributed media, human computer interaction, multimedia databases, multimedia tools, and multimedia applications. Deadline to submit papers for the June 1999 conference is October 15, 1998. [KH]

International Symposium on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Fishery Sciences
The Fishery GIS Research Group has announced the International Symposium on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Fishery Sciences, to be held March 16-18, 1999, in Seattle, Washington. The symposium's main goals are "to (a) highlight developments and applications of GIS in fishery sciences, (b) exchange ideas and information, and (c) further improvement for techniques and applications of GIS in fishery sciences." Online registration is due by October 15, 1998; abstracts and fees are due by December 15, 1998. [LXP]

Trisociety Symposium Untangling the Web of Chemical Information
As part of the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting, this one-day symposium will feature presentations discussing the use of the World Wide Web in chemistry education and the chemical field in general. [KH]
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New Data
Green Pages: The Environmental Data Directory
This phenomenal resource, provided by Environment Australia, offers a wealth of data on aspects of the Australian environment such as the Flora, Fauna, Ecology, Climate, Geology, Water, and Human Environment. Users select a subject to access dozens of datasets with information stretching from the 1700s to the present (although most data are from the 1990s). For example, a click on the Fauna subject heading brings up "The ANZECC List of Threatened Australian Vertebrate Fauna," "Species Richness and Ranges: Eucalyptus, Land Birds and Butterflies," and "Zoological Catalogue of Australia," among others. Many datasets are illustrated with color maps of species distribution in Australia, and all include descriptions of content and contact addresses. [LXP]
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Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
This site from the US Geological Survey provides information and updates about the recent earthquakes in California and Nevada. Data include magnitude, time, location, coordinates, and depth for each earthquake, and each data page points to additional sources of information for the given earthquake. Users can access information via a clickable map of California or specialty maps of Long Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Alternately, the site allows visitors to select an earthquake from a list of big earthquakes or a list of all earthquakes. [KH]
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Atlas of the Flora of New England: Update
Authors Ray Angelo and David Boufford have added the second installment to their Atlas of the Flora of New England (discussed in the April 15, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The new installment, Poaceae, offers descriptions, maps, and references for Agropyron through Zizania. The third installment "will cover Monocots, except for Poaceae and Cyperaceae." [LXP]
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The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center conducts this global network program to provide "high frequency gas chromatographic measurements of two biogenic/anthropogenic gases and six anthropogenic gases." The Website charts data through September 1997 from the five current locations: Tasmania, American Samoa, Barbados, Ireland, and California. Note that the tar.gz files are locked. [KH]
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Galileo Solid State Imaging Full Data Releases--G8
Planetary Data System
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released updated Solid State Images (discussed in the September 12, 1997 Scout Report) of Galileo's eighth orbit of Jupiter (G8). Data sets and images are available through the Planetary Data System. [KH]
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In the News
The Fight Over Pacific Salmon
1. The Pacific Salmon Treaty
The Pacific Salmon Treaty: A Treaty at Risk Puts Salmon at Risk
Press Releases and Statements
2. Tidepool
3. The BC Salmon Page
4. Adapting to Change
5. Pacific Salmon Alliance
6. One Out of Many: Who owns the Salmon?
7. The Great Salmon Hoax
8. Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Homepage
9. The 1998 Salmon Management Plan--DFO
10. Area Fishing Maps--DFO
12. Internet resources: Salmon and Watersheds
This week's In The News focuses on the recently heightened, ongoing US-Canada controversy over fishing rights. Since the expiration of the Pacific Salmon Treaty in 1994, the United States and Canada have been unable to agree on salmon catch quotas in the north Pacific. With the opening of the fishing season on July 1, 1998, newspapers reported tension at the docks and rumors of protests in British Colombia. The twelve resources listed above offer background information on Pacific Salmon and the salmon fisheries controversy, and include several US and Canadian perspectives.

(1) Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade provides ample background information on the treaty, an explanation of why the treaty is important, and maps of the area in question. For press releases on the treaty, see the Press Releases and Statements site. (2) Tidepool is a daily news service featuring online environmental news, science specials, and links to other resources for the Pacific Northwest Region. Tidepool offers insight into many of the region's environmental issues, including salmon fishing. (3) Provided by the Canadian Fishing Company, the BC Salmon Page is a compendium of information on salmon, from cultural values to ecological information to fishing statistics. (4) This resource, from Sea Grant, Oregon, describes "the human side: the people who catch and process fish, the communities and regions where they live, and how they respond and adapt to change." (5) The Pacific Salmon Alliance offers one strong Canadian (British Colombia) perspective on salmon and salmon fishing rights. (6) "One Out of Many: Who owns the Salmon?" is Ed Hunt's recent article on "ownership" of salmon. (7) Author James Buchal aims to present "both sides of the Columbia River salmon controversy" in this controversial, outspoken book, many chapters of which are available online. (8) The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is responsible for managing Canada's fisheries, oceans, and waterways. The DFO site supplies a wealth of information, including (9) the 1998 Salmon Management Plan, and (10) restrictions, displayed in Area Fishing Maps. (11) The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), or "NOAA Fisheries," is part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NMFS "administers NOAA's programs, which support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources." (12) The last site, from Sea Grant (Oregon), includes many excellent resources on Salmon and Watersheds, with topics ranging from fish ecology to fish and watershed management. [LXP]
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