Glacial and Arid Landscapes
We have made a concerted effort to search the Web for relevant material, but no matter how hard we try there will always be more information available than we can possibly examine.
However, the following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter that we were able to locate. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.
- Alpine Glacial Landforms
- This site presents basic definitions and examples of common alpine glacial landforms discussed in introductory level university physical geography, geology, and earth science courses. Examples are provided as photographs with accompanying topographic maps.
- Alpine Glaciation Features
- Photographs and explanations of features of alpine glaciation can be found here.
- Arctic Research Consortium
- The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) was formed in 1988 to identify and bring together the distributed human and facilities resources of the Arctic research community--to create a synergy for the Arctic in which each resource, when combined with others, can result in a strength that enables the community to rise to the many challenges facing the Arctic and the United States.
- Arctic Theme Page (NOAA)
- NOAA's Arctic home page provides access to widely distributed Arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers, and the general public.
- Glacial Links
- This site offers several links to Web sites containing glacial information.
- Journal of Glacial Geology
- Glacial Geology and Geomorphology is an electronic journal of The British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG) developed by The Queen's University of Belfast and published by The BGRG. It is a refereed journal with a variety of facilities available to subscribers.
- Glacial Landforms
- This site contains text and images about how glaciers shape the land from the Geological Survey of Canada.
- Glacier Bay (NASA)
- An excellent NASA site features a multi-media tour of Glacier Bay, Alaska.
- Glacier National Park - A Virtual Field Trip
- This site addresses various aspects of alpine glacial landscape interpretation, including landform identification, geomorphic processes, and glacial history. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, provides the backdrop for this virtual field trip.
- Glacier (Rice University)
- GLACIER is a site all about Antarctica and the part Antarctica plays in our global system of weather, climate, oceans, and geology. The site is intended to introduce you to the Antarctic and the brave souls who are investigating that vast, frozen continent.
- Glaciers and Climate Change Links (NAGT)
- Here is an extensive listing of glacier and climate change links arranged by topic from the National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT).
- Glaciers: Satellite Images
- The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world.
- Ice Age Atlas
- Here is an atlas of the Ice Age Earth.
- Ice Age Exhibit
- The Ice Age Exhibit from the Illinois State Museum is an excellent source for Ice Age information.
- Ice Age - National Scenic Trail, Wisconsin
- This site has a good introduction to Wisconsin's glacial landscape.
- Landform Atlas of the United States
- The color landform atlas of the United States includes shaded relief maps and satellite image maps of each state.
- Mendenhall Glacier - A Virtual Tour
- Here is a virtual tour of Mendenhall Glacier.
- Midwestern U.S. 16,000 Years Ago
- An exhibit from the Illinois State Museum features the midwestern United States 16,000 years ago.
- National Geophysical Data Center
- The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) manages environmental data in the fields of marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and glaciology (snow and ice).
- National Parks: Alaska
- This site offers links to national parks, national monuments, etc.
- National Parks: Washington
- Here are links to national parks, national monuments, etc.
- National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
- The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is a data and information resource for those studying snow and ice, and their importance to the Earth system.
- Paleoclimatology Program (NOAA)
- This site provides access to a wealth of paleoclimatic data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Quaternary Mammals
- This site has an electronic database for the late Quaternary distribution of mammal species in the United States from the Illinois State Museum.
- Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Group, University of Alaska
- Snow, ice, and permafrost research at the Geophysical Institute is directed toward developing a better understanding of the properties of these materials, of the processes occurring within them, and of the role they play in the polar and subpolar environments.
- Convention to Combat Desertification
- Here are reports of the Convention to Combat Desertification held in Rome, Italy in Fall 1997.
- Desertification and Land Degradation (CIESIN)
- This site has links to several sites related to desertification and land degradation.
- Desert Links (NAGT)
- This site provides an extensive listing of desert links arranged by topic from the National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT).
- Desert Research Institute
- The home page of the Desert Research Institute in Nevada features information on arid areas and links to related WWW sites.
- Deserts: Geology and Resources (USGS)
- An excellent site presents information about desert landforms, climates, etc. from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- Eolian Landforms of the Central Andes
- A study of wind produced (eolian) landforms of the central Andes is conducted at Cornell University.
- Global Hydrology and Climate Center (NASA)
- The Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) is a joint venture between government and academia to study the global water cycle and its effect on climate.
- Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado
- Here is a brief explanation of the geology and origin of the sand at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado.
- Lost City of Arabia (NOVA Online)
- A NOVA documentary locates the lost city of Ubar, Arabia using remote sensing techniques.
- National Parks: State Listing
- This site offers links to national parks, national monuments, etc.
- Wind Erosion
- This site contains wind erosion research and information from the United States Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service Wind Erosion Laboratory at Kansas State University.
Photo/Figure Credits (In Order of Appearance)
- Alpine Glaciers Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Ice Crevass Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Valley Glacier Moraines Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Desert Floor Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Alpine Glacial Features Figure, (Copyright © Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.)
- Ice Sheet Features Figure, (Copyright © Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.)
- Dune Field Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Alpine Glacier Features Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Desert Scene Photo (Corel), (Property of Kenneth Pinzke)
- Space Shuttle View of Tifernine Dunes, Algeria Photo (NASA), (Courtesy of NASA)