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Ice Age and Early Climate

Ice Ages

A terrific site by the Illinois State Museum describing the ice ages and how and why they occurred. Also includes, on the home page, a nice graphic of the ice sheet retreating in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Midwestern U.S. 16,000 Years Ago

Another online exhibit provided by the Illinois State Museum. This site deals more specifically with glaciation over the midwestern U.S as it existed 16,000 years ago. Also includes information on the plants and animals that lived during that time. There is a long list of topics included as part of this online exhibit.

Remembrance of Things Past:
Greenhouse Lessons from the Geologic Record
by Thomas J. Crowley

This online article, written by a marine geologist and climatologist at Texas A&M University, presents the author's theories and evidence regarding climate changes over the last 100 million years, including the most recent ice age.


Ice Core Drilling Sites

The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)

The Ocean Drilling Program was featured in NOVA's "Cracking the Ice Age." Log on to this site maintained by the Texas A&M University's Oceanography Department and find out the latest research and expeditions undertaken by this adventurous team.

Borehole Research Group

This group out of Columbia University handles all the log data for the Ocean Drilling Program. It includes a helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions, an introduction to log data, as well as summaries and databases from their research.

The GISP2 ice core record—paleoclimate highlights



This site, maintained by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), includes a scientific report on an examination of ice core samples from Greenland and what they tell us about the history of the Earth's climate.


Geology of the Himalayas

The following science articles were part of NOVA Online's "Everest Quest." They include information and pictures about the formation of the Himalayas, glaciation, and the continuing geological shifts along the Tibetan plateau.

Birth of the Himalaya

The Anatomy of a Glacier

Earthquake in the Himalaya



General Climatology Sites

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

This is a national research organization in Boulder, CO which works within the academic community to support atmospheric research.

Climate and Radiation - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

A wealth of information about the Earth's environment is located at this NASA web site. It includes articles ranging from remote sensing and climate modeling to the impact of cloud formation on temperature and climate.

Global Climate Observing System

Established by several international groups, this project monitors changes to the Earth's atmosphere and the greenhouse gases. It includes information about the group, as well as a number of links to related sites with climate and data information.

Global Change - Electronic Edition

New material, pertaining to the monitoring and change of the Earth's atmosphere, is posted each month at this environmentally conscious site. Numerous articles and important data can be found through searching by topic.






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