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All About Glaciers
nsidc.org/glaciers/questions/types.html
Part of a comprehensive Web site from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, this page is an online field guide to glaciers. Sections cover the anatomy of glaciers, how glaciers affect climate change, and more.


Satellite Images of Glaciers
www.glaciers.er.usgs.gov/gl_slide/
The U.S. Geological Survey's Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team offers these 35-mm color slides of glaciers around the world. You can examine images of glaciers from Greenland to Antarctica and from Pakistan to Chile on this informative site.


Peril in Peru?
www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2003/52.cfm
An instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite is keeping a close eye on a potential glacial disaster in Peru's spectacular Cordillera Blanca, the highest range of the Peruvian Andes. This archived Jet Propulsion Laboratory news release from April 2003 contains information, images, and links to other resources.


Climbing Magazine
climbing.com/
Climbing Magazine's Web site contains more than 30 years of rock and ice climbing news, climber profiles, technical information, and gear reviews. You'll also find message boards, photo galleries, and classifieds.


Dr. Andreas Kääb
www.geo.unizh.ch/~kaeaeb/projects.html
Andreas Kääb, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Zürich-Irchel (and author of Glacier Hazards From Space), specializes in glacier and permafrost monitoring. Kääb's Web site is a rich source of data and images about glaciers and their potential hazards in the Swiss Alps.



Books

Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms by Matthew R. Bennett and Neil F. Glasser. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997

Glacier Ice by Austin Post and Edward R. Lachapelle. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000

The Physics of Glaciers by W.S.B. Paterson. Philadelphia: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999

Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing! by Jeff Lowe. Seattle: Mountaineers Books, 1996

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