EarthComm Earth's Fluid Spheres: Cryosphere and Your Community Activity 7

Earth's Fluid Spheres book

Permafrost

  • "What is Permafrost?" - Geological Survey of Canada
    Site defines permafrost and uses data from real sites to explain what controls the distribution of permafrost.
  • "Permafrost: Insights from a new Northern Hemisphere map" - National Snow and Ice Data Center
    Defines permafrost, reviews its distribution today, and explains how and why scientists are studying permafrost distribution and what they are learning.
  • "Permafrost" - Alyeska Pipeline
    Site defines each type of permafrost and looks at the effects of permafrost on the Alaskan pipeline.

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Sea Ice

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Icebergs

  • "Antarctic Ice Shelves and Icebergs" - National Snow and Ice Data Center
    Click on links to read about icebergs in the news and view images of ice shelf evolution.
  • "Icebergs" - National Ice Center
    Click on the "Iceburg Pages" link to find additional information and images of icebergs in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

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To learn more about permafrost and the biosphere, visit the following web sites:

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To learn more about technological design in permafrost, visit the following web sites:

  • "Permafrost" - Alyeska Pipeline
    Site defines each type of permafrost and looks at the effects of permafrost on the Alaskan pipeline.

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To learn more about sea-ice monitoring, visit the following web sites:

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