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The oceanography links do not necessarily include links to all of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Programs. Many of these programs conduct oceanographic research; please browse the available links in the Polar Resources Arctic and Antarctic research programs for additional information.

American Geophysical Union - Science for Everyone Earth science stories, reports, and images that are specially selected to help convey the wonder of our home
planet and beyond.

C.O.O.L classroom Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences have built a special website for students and teachers that visitors to join the scientists in the COOLroom as they explore the waters off New Jersey.

Discovery Channel Online Watch the size of the ice in Antarctica increase and decrease as the month of the year changes.

The Glacier Society is dedicated to the restoration and operation of the nation's largest surviving icebreaker of her kind, the USS/USCGC GLACIER. The GLACIER will serve as a living museum honoring the men and women who parcticipated in the exploration of the North and South Poles.

Ice and Climate Division of the British Antarctic Survey. The aim of the research undertaken by the Ice and Climate Division is to understand the present behaviour of the ice-atmosphere-ocean system in Antarctica and its evolution in the past, and to use this knowledge to predict future behaviour.

Integrated Earth Information Server of the National Science Foundation. Geosciences. Integrated Earth Information Server (IEIS) built on the infrastructure provided by the nation-wide Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) network, in which parcticipating universities are establishing information servers containing a range of earth-related data. Information available includes: current electronic weather maps and bulletins; oceanographic, seismic, and other environmental information; instructional materials to complement the data.

Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) This home page describes some of the interesting facts and features of the Arctic and Antarctic regions and how we observe these regions using satellites. The primary science focus is on sea ice, which is ice formed in the oceans, and how we study it using RADAR or SAR imagery.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA, part of the US Department of Commerse, is charged with describing and predicting changes in the Earth's environment, and conserving and managing wisely the Nation's coastal nd marine resources to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) NSIDC, located at the University of Colorado, is a data and information resource for those studying snow and ice, and their importance to the Earth system.

Observers Guide to Sea Ice. Provides pictures of sea ice throughout different locations in Alaska.

Office of Polar Programs (OPP) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF's programs for support of research in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Sea Ice Home Page of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Ocean Modeling Branch (OMB). The Polar and Great Lakes Ice group works on sea ice analysis from satellite, sea ice modeling, and ice-atmosphere-ocean coupling. The Ice group is part of the OMB in the Environmental Modeling Center of NCEP. This all falls under the National Weather Service.

Global Change Research Program - Cold Regions Research (USGS) Observing, understanding, and predicting changes in the cryosphere, glaciers, frozen ground (permafrost), snow cover, and floating ice (sea, lake, and river) is important to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, because the cryosphere is the most sensitive component of the geosphere to global climate warming. Cold Regions research involves Arctic and Antarctic databases.

Polar Science Center (PSC) PSC, part of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, focuses on observing and modeling the physical processes that control the nature and distribution of sea ice, the structure and circulation in high latitude oceans, and the interactions among air, ocean, and ice.

ROAVERRS is investigating the links between ocean and atmospheric dynamics, and their impact on the microscopic phytoplankton dwelling close to the sea surface.

Virtual Microscope Website sponsored by Rutgers University that allows students to view Antarctic microscopic marine life.

Ice Station Weddell (1992) Photo Gallery Posted by Polar Science Center--Applied Physics Laboratory--University of Washington. This site is a gallery of photographic images of scientific work and ice station life at Ice Station Weddell on the sea ice off Antarctica in 1992. It is offered principally as a resource for Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and students in the hope that a hint of the visual experience will encourage student interest in the natural sciences in general, and polar sciences in parcticular.