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View Resource Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

NERSC is an independent non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. The Nansen Center conducts basic and applied environmental research funded by national and international governmental agencies, research councils and industry. Site features information on all the latest research and news. View faculty profiles, project information, and citations of the latest...

View Resource Antarctica: A Challenging Work Day

This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, shows how the members of an Antarctic research team cope with the inhospitable climate and other environmental hazards during their stay. The segment is five minutes four seconds in length.

View Resource An Evolving Climate Picture

This radio broadcast discusses how scientists' views of global warming have changed since the subject first emerged some 20 years ago. Topics include the nature of the warming process, once thought to be a gradual ratcheting-up, but now considered to be more unpredictable; the development of more powerful computers and more sophisticated modeling programs; the complex nature of the atmosphere,...

View Resource Koppen Classification Flow Chart

This flow chart presents the climate classification system developed in the early 1900s by German climatologist and amateur botanist Wladimir Koppen. The system establishes six climate zones (denoted by letters) described in terms of average monthly temperature and precipitation. The outline also includes examples of locations which are in a particular zone, controlling factors that contribute to...

View Resource All About Sea Ice

This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for...

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