SCF Environmental Science Library

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SCF Environmental Science Library

Postby Silkworm on August 12th, 2006, 11:25 pm 

This thread is intended to be a database for links pertaining to information covered by this sub-forum. Links to tutorials, videos, interactive media, etc. will be listed and categorized here. Please feel free to submit any additions for this library in this format:

Name of the Website, Link, 1 sentence description and then possibly a suggestion of what category (tutorials, videos, etc.) the link should go in.

Example:

The eSkeletons Project, http://www.eskeletons.org/ , an interactive examination of primate morphology, Interactive Media

This is an example of how the link will be listed with the name of the contributor in parentheses at the end.

Interactive Media

The eSkeletons Project, http://www.eskeletons.org/. An interactive examination of primate morphology. (Silkworm)

Submissions will be listed by category on this particular post, which will be edited to serve as the SCF Environmental Science Library, a living document. And as it is living, it will change. Categories added and links added and removed as there is demand for it.

A few quick notes:

1.Please contribute your links. Our combined efforts will make this a valuable and comprehensive internet resource.
2.Please report broken links, make comments, here.
3.If you feel a site is at the apex of quality please endorse it. Recommended links will have a “*” added to them. These should not be taken lightly and only added to the best of the best.


SCF Environmental Science Library


Blog

RealClimate, http://www.realclimate.org/. Climate science from climate scientists.

Climatology and Meteorology

CloudSat. http://cloudsat.atmos.colostate.edu/home

NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division, http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/index.phpGMD's mission is to observe and understand, through accurate, long-term records of atmospheric gases, aerosol particles, and solar radiation, the Earth's atmospheric system controlling climate forcing, ozone depletion and baseline air quality, in order to develop products that will advance global and regional environmental information and services.

Geologic History

The Paleomap Project, http://www.scotese.com/. The goal of the PALEOMAP Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years.

History

About.com, http://geology.about.com/od/biographies_women/. Biographies of 10 great women geologists.

Oceanography

NOAA Ocean Explorer, http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/06fire/logs/april29/april29.html. Interactive oceanographic explorations.

Organizations

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Research, http://www.ipcc.ch/. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

USGS, http://www.usgs.gov/. The United States Geological Survey.

Ozone Layer

The Ozone Hole, http://www.theozonehole.com/. (Cindy Loo)

Podcast

Our Ocean World, http://feeds.feedburner.com/oceanworld. Our Ocean World is a daily radio feature that brings listeners around the world news and information about issues related to the ocean.

Tutorials

Geology Rocks, http://www.geologyrocks.co.uk/. GeologyRocks is the place to get geological information.

Volcanology

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam, http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/. A way to keep an eye on Mt. Saint Helens.

[Note: Edited to fix bad link; others verified 3/31/09, DrCloud]
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Postby Silkworm on May 6th, 2007, 3:49 am 

I made a new post to draw attention to this program. I think it's a fantastic little program, that's easy to use, and provides information about rocks and minerals quickly. It's a must for anyone interested in geology. It's called Earth's Core. You can search for information and view images on many rocks, minerals, and gems. It's fantastic for quick and easy information, and it has a fairly decent sized database. I'm hoping that future updates will continue to expand the library. Check it out here: http://www.freshney.org/education/ec/index.htm
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Postby Silkworm on May 6th, 2007, 4:53 am 

Also, Earth Alerts 5.1 is the best freeware program that I've found for live updates on Earthquakes, weather, fires, tsunamis, etc. on a local and global scale. It's a beautiful program.

http://earthalerts.manyjourneys.com/
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Re: SCF Environmental Science Library

Postby xcthulhu on November 10th, 2010, 3:14 pm 

I was recently working on some research which involved looking at hourly climatological data, and I found this resource very helpful:

http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ ... dex_e.html

This is a number of web resources on climate data that the Canadian government makes freely available. The one I have found the most useful is the CWEEDS database, which has been helpful for me in data-mining.
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Re: SCF Environmental Science Library

Postby zetreque on March 21st, 2014, 1:32 pm 

http://earthwatch.org/

One of the best organizations for sustainability and the environment.

and another one
http://www.worldwatch.org/
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Postby zetreque on June 1st, 2014, 11:27 pm 

A carbon budget simulator and projecting tool that I know is actually used by professors in their classes.

The Global Carbon Budget: 1960 to 2100

http://carboncycle.aos.wisc.edu/carbon-budget-tool/
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