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Antarctic Projects Home Page - Provides information about the various projects occurring in Antarctic [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)]

Arctic Report Card - A timely source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the current state of the Arctic relative to historical time records. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]


Benchmark glaciers - Summary of the USGS benchmark glacier program to intensively monitor climate, glacier motion, glacier mass balance, glacier geometry, and stream runoff at three glacier basins, Gulkana and Wolverine in Alaska and South Cascade in Washington. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]


CDC Winter Weather | A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety - Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety during extremely cold temperatures [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) - Expertise on engineering and technology in cold regions [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center]


Earth’s Water Cycle in a Changing Climate - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Peter Hildebrand, chief of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]


Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) - The first-ever true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent enabling everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Mapping Water Use from Space - Webcast - Webcast of a talk at the Library of Congress. Martha Anderson, PhD., talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms. It is used to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

My Winter in Greenland and Summer in Antarctica - Webcast at Library of Congress by Dr. Lora Koenig.,Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA, speaking about experiences spending months on the ice in challenging darkness, temperatures and winds. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) - Information and referral center supporting polar and cryospheric research [Multiple agencies involved]

Natural Disasters: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - A finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Services [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


Observing the Living Oceans from Space. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation by Gene Feldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


Severe Weather Data - Data on destructive weather events [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

StormReady! - StormReady helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before and during the event. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service]


US Arctic Research Commission - The Arctic Research Policy Act of 1984 established USARC. Its principal duties are to develop and recommend an integrated national Arctic research policy and to assist in establishing a national Arctic research program plan to implement the policy. USARC Commissioners facilitate cooperation among the federal government, state and local governments, and other nations with respect to basic and applied Arctic research [Ad Hoc Organizations]


Visible Earth - A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations to the Earth [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Winter Storms & Extreme Cold - What to do before, during, and after winter storms and extreme cold [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]