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RealClimate was featured in Scientific American's 2005 Science & Technology Web AwardsAdded 1/4/06
The National Science Foundation (NSF) creates web-based Special Reports that stem from new and emerging areas of science and engineering. These reports are visual and educational.
After the Tsunami
"Within days of the massive tsunami in the Indian Ocean in late 2004, teams of researchers rushed to survey the disaster, hoping to learn how such loss of lives, property and ecosystems could be prevented."
Arctic Climate Research
"The complex factors that influence climate change demand a multifaceted approach - from ships at sea to snowmobiles in Alaska - to study the process."
Aviation Opens Antarctica
"Adm. Richard Byrd's historic flight to the South Pole in 1929 helped open the Frozen Continent. The history of aviation and the history of Antarctic science and exploration are inextricably entwined."
"Cyberinfrastructure is poised to revolutionize many science and engineering disciplines. Individual researchers will have the power of the world's highest-performance digital resources at their disposal."
"Whether caused by nature or by humans, disasters are a costly threat. Scientists are working to anticipate and minimize their worst effects. Now posted: Part 2 - Preparing for the Worst"
Predicting Seasonal Weather
"Large-scale weather patterns play a large role in controlling seasonal weather. Knowing the conditions of these atmospheric oscillations in advance would greatly improve long-range weather predictions."
Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
"Visuals can communicate research results and scientific phenomena in ways that words cannot. That's why NSF cosponsors this international contest to recognize outstanding achievements in this area."
The Chemistry of Water
"Water is very familiar, but it is hardly ordinary. Scientists still have much to learn about this remarkable and versatile substance."
Seen at left is Carol Gocke, former Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, presenting Arno with his winning prizes, a small yet adorably cute stuffed bear adorning Knovel attire, and a uniquely portable Web of Science spiral hardcover notebook. Little did Arno realize that his carefully-honed request skills would award him with such a dubious distinction!
Arno's reaction to the news was that of surprise, unaware that his fated mouseclick would soon bring him acclaim. He attests that ILLiad is an excellent tool for both he and his students / collegues. He highly recommends ILLiad to all Boulder Labs employees.
Web of Science is a citation database (records date from the mid-1970's) that indexes more than 5,700 journals. It also contains the Cited Reference feature, which enables you to find articles that have cited a book, a patent or another article.