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Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Current news, funding opportunities, and program information from the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs.


All About Snow 

A virtual library of snow sites maintained by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Antarctic Bibliography

A searchable bibliography, it is produced with support from the National Science Foundation and the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Antarctic Digital Database - Version 6.0

The Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) provides vector topographic data for Antarctica.  Users must register to download the information.  From the British Antarctic Survey, Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC)

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

Includes atmospheric data, ice core records, ice depth and thickness, and snow information.

Antarctic Numerical Weather Prediction

This site includes 3-6 day forecasts and real-time sea level pressure, wind speed, temperature, and Precipitation data. Maintained by the Polar Meteorology Group, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University.

The Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) 

A searchable databases (in either English or French) of over 46,000 records on northern Canada.  Both publications and research projects are included.  The database is maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America.

Arctic Theme Page - Realtime Data and Climate Indices

Includes both realtime and historic data and analyses.  From NOAA.

Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology

A searchable bibliography of over 221,000 records.  This was a collaborative project between the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and is now maintained by the American Geological Institute.  Many of the records have abstracts. 

British Antarctic Survey Data & Collections

A gateway to the data located at the British Antarctic Survey.

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CREEL) Technical Publications

Provides links the CREEL Library and full-text of CREEL technical publications.

Directory of Polar and Cold Regions Organisations

Arranged by country, this site provides an annotated listing of polar and cold regions organizations.  The directory is part of a 1998 book by William Mills of the Scott Polar Research Institute entitled "Keyguide to information sources on the polar and cold regions". 

Directory of European Glaciology

Arranged by country, this directory provides links to European organizations, educational institutions, and research institutes involved in glaciology.  For each country there is an International Glaciological Society correspondent given.  Created and maintained by Oliver Merrington, Scott Polar Research Institute.

National Ice Center

The National Ice Center provides worldwide information on sea ice.  The Center represents the Department of Defense (Navy), the Department of Commerce (NOAA), and the Department of Transportation (Coast Guard).   The site is divided into sections: Products, special support, information, links, and archive.  

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Includes availability of data information, image and photo gallery, access to NSIDC quarterly newsletter, and upcoming meetings.

Polar Museums Directory 

Arranged by country, this site provides an annotated listing of polar museums.  The directory is part of the following book:

Mills, W. and Speak, P. 1998. Keyguide to Information Sources on the Polar and Cold Regions. London: Mansell.

Polar Pointers

A virtual library of polar related web sites arranged by country and searchable by broad, defined, categories.  Developed and maintained by the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University.

Sea Ice Index

View sea ice images on a daily or monthly basis from the Arctic or Antarctic.  Developed and maintained by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

SPRILIB Antarctica 

A searchable database of over 43,000 records of publications concerning the Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.  Search by keyword, author, expedition or geographic location and limit by year of publication.  Publication dates range from 1602 through 1999.  Developed and maintained by Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

SPRILIB Ice and Snow

A searchable database of about 40,000 records of publications concerning the worldwide snow and ice literature.  Search by keyword, broad general categories, author, or geographic location and limit by year of publication.  Records contain brief abstracts.  Publication dates range from 1661 through 1999.  Developed and maintained by Scott Polar Research Institute, World Data Centre for Glaciology, University of Cambridge.

SPRILIB Russian North

A searchable database of about 25,000 records of publications concerning northern Russia and Siberia literature.  Search by keyword, broad general categories, author, or geographic location and limit by year of publication.  Records contain brief abstracts.  Publication dates range from 1671 through 1999.  Developed and maintained by Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

 


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