Highly Recommended Links:
An excellent site from NASA with articles, satellite images and much
more. A valuable resource for keeping up to date with ongoing research
into issues associated with glaciers and global change, as well as an excellent
reference site. Worth exploring in detail. There is an opportunity to sign
up for a free weekly update telling you about the latest stories, data,
and other points of interest that have been added to the site. An excellent
resource for University students, interfacing directly with original scientific
National Snow and Ice Data
A huge repository of information conveniently organised into different
sections that will be of use to professional researchers, students or teachers.
Includes, amongst much else, the following:
including "All about Glaciers" (part of the NSIDC site)
Core Gateway and World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Produced by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) this site
has extensive sections on glaciers, snow, etc., each with photo galleries,
Q+A sections, links, glossaries, etc. Especially useful for non-experts,
the site is pitched at level that should make it user-friendly for beginners,
as well as containing some more sophisticated material and links for more
Snow and Land
Ice Data (part of the NSIDC site)
A huge range of data sets from the NSIDC covering everything from huge
photo-libraries to raw ice-core data. A treasure trove for the researcher
Summit Ice Cores Data (part of the NSIDC site)
Everything you could want from the GRIP and GISP2 projects including
summaries of the projects, final reports, bibliography of work emerging
from the projects, and even the raw data for download. An example of the
level of depth you can get if you start burrowing into the NSIDC site!
Searchable site with access to information about, and data from, ice
cores from around the world.
Global Land Ice Measuring
from Space (GLIMS)
GLIMS article from the NASA Earth Observatory site
Based on Hambrey and Alean's book "Glaciers" (Cambridge University
Press, 2004), this site contains almost all the photos, at fairly high
resolution, and corresponding captions. The material covers glaciers and
glaciated terrain from all over the world, and may be useful in teaching
glaciology and related subjects.
A selection of other useful and interesting
Educational web site
(Periodically off line) A co-operative effort between researchers and educators to provide
a web site for the general public and a hands-on, inquiry based,
thematic curriculum for middle school. User friendly and accessible to
the non-expert, and conveniently divided into sections such as "Ice and
Landscape", "Ice movement" and "Meet a Geologist" this is another good
site for teachers, school students, and non-experts.
Antarctica" from the British Antarctic Survey.
Part of the BAS site, this section provides well informed, detailed
and sensible answers to common questions about Antarctica such as "When
did the ice sheet form?" and "Is the ice sheet melting because of global
warming?". There are also details of BAS scientific projects such as Global
Interactions of the Antarctic Ice Sheets.
Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World
USGS site with direct links to the so-far-published
sections of this valuable resource, with data about glacier extent, sea-level
impacts of glacier change and, of course, some satellite images.
A gallery of space imagery, each section treating a geographic region
where a particular landform theme is exemplified. Commentary, photographs,
locator maps, and sometimes a geologic map accompany each plate. Includes
a "Glaciers" section. The thumbnails don't just lead to bigger photo's
but to extended pages with maps photos and other info. Designed for use
by the remote sensing science and educational communities to study landforms
Geography Web Resources
A link jump site to lots of other sites categorised by physical geography
topic, including a set for glaciers and glacial landscapes.
A broad range of articles, on-line text books and discussions about
geomorphology by a broad range of contributors. There is a lot of material
Lowell's Glacier Image Database
Photographs of glaciers and glaciated landscapes categorized for ease
of use by students and teachers.
Danish Polar Centre
on in Greenland
Useful for information about Greenland: Scientific from the DPC and
tourist/general from "What's on"
Glaciological Society and IGS
Links to the society's pages. Now includes full contents lists for
of the Journal of Glaciology, but no actual access to the papers, sadly.
news: Kazakhstan glaciers melting and NGrip
ice core and Thinning
Arctic sea ice
BBC news provides non-specialist summaries of many tpical aspects of
glacier behaviour and environemntal change. Searchable site, turns up some
interesting items at the "popular science" level.
Glaciers Online (Portland
Information, photos, maps etc relating to glaciers of the western USA.
All about glaciers
A little page with some useful links.
Atlas of Panoramic Aerial Images
Not specifically glacial, but a great geo-resource.
an on-line discussion group
on-line discussion and news
This is only a tiny sample of the glacier related web sites that are
out there, but it's easy enough to find more through search
engines or through links from the sites listed above. When you look
at these sites, make sure you know what level they are pitched at. If you
are working on your undergraduate dissertation, you should beware of the
simplified information that you might find on a popular or junior-school
web site, and if you are trying to find out just the bare basics about
glaciers you don't want to start with the raw
data from Siple Dome!