Ice Age and Early Climate
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
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
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
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
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
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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