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Atlas of the Cryosphere

Provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Provided by the
National Snow and Ice Data Center

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)'s Atlas of the Cryosphere ( allows you to dynamically map the Earth's frozen regions. Choose either Northern or Southern Hemisphere and view:

Zoom in to a specific region and overlay country borders, major cities, and other geographic information. It is also a useful tool for science and education efforts surrounding the International Polar Year (IPY) (2007-2008).

Maps and data sources contained in the Atlas of the Cryosphere are accessible via the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS). These international specifications provide a framework for sharing maps and geospatial data over the internet.

More Atlas Information including data source links and available parameters

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Added 3/13/07

Chemical Information Sources Wiki

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Created from over 25 years of coursework, Professor Wiggins (now retired), of Indiana University's School of Informatics, has developed the Chemical Information Sources Wiki (, a comprehensive "guide to the many sources of reference materials available for those with questions related to chemistry."

Topics include:

The materials are also used in conjunction with the CHEMINFO, Chemical Information Sources web site.

Added 3/21/07

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Emerald Engineering ( is comprised of 4 communities:

"Emerald Engineering showcases practical and theoretical insightful articles, interviews, case studies, viewpoints and more.

In addition, we also provide focused zones in engineering management and teaching. Sourced from international engineering material, the portal offers a global outlook on engineering research and trends.

Whether you are an academic, researcher or industry practitioner, Emerald Engineering can help you find solutions to problems and keep up to date with current research, industry news, trends and debates by providing access to quality engineering information. Join us and stay at the forefront of your discipline!"

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