Ice Sheet Models
- Community Ice Sheet Model: This is a collaborative research effort to carry out predictive modeling experiments on the Amundsen Sea Embayment region of Antarctica.
- Sea-level Response to Ice Sheet Evolution (SeaRISE): a community organized effort to estimate the upper bound of ice sheet contributions to sea level in the next 100--200 years.
Antarctic Research Centers
- Antarctic Geospatial Information Center: This center creates, collects, distributes and archives Antarctic geospatial information to serve the needs of the operations, research and education communities.
- The Marine Geoscience Data System: The Marine Geoscience Data System provides access to a wide variety of marine geoscience data collected during expeditions throughout the global oceans.
- United States Antarctic Resource
Center: A joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Mapping Division
and the National Science Foundation United States Antarctic Program, the
USARC Web site provides a comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts,
satellite images, and photographs.
- Byrd Polar Research Center: Research at the Byrd Polar Research Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system.
- Australian Antarctic Division: The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) manages and distributes Australian Antarctic scientific data.
- British Antarctic Survey: British Antarctic Survey (BAS) undertakes a world-class program of science in the Antarctic and related regions, addressing key global and regional issues through research, survey and monitoring.
- Long Term Ecological Research Network: The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1,800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.
- Polar Ice Altimetry: The Cryospheric Science Laboratory at NASA GSFC provides radar altimetry data and cryospheric data derived from satellite radar and aircraft laser altimetry over the continental ice sheets and surrounding sea ice. Several useful data products exist in these subdirectories.
- National Ice Core Laboratory: Science
Management Office: The National Ice Core Laboratory Science Management
Office (NICL-SMO) serves as a direct point of contact for principal investigators
interested in access to ice cores.
- iceREADER: This data base, sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, (SCAR), hosts basic data from ice cores of the Antarctic Continent.
- Earth's oldest ice: a history of polar ice-core research: a timeline of deep polar cores documents the discoveries of scientific pioneers, from the first efforts to read ice records through to today’s hunt for ice a million years old or more.
- Stable Isotope Laboratory: The University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) performs and promotes environmental change research using stable isotopes.
- International Ice Core Data Cooperative: The International Ice Core Data Cooperative (CDC) was established as a means to facilitate storage, retrieval and communication of ice core and related glaciological/glaciochemical data.
- NOAA World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Ice Core Gateway: The World Data Center's Ice Core Gateway provides a single portal to the ice core data archives of the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program, World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
- Antarctic Meteorology Research Center:The Antarctic Meteorology Research Center (AMRC) supports the various National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees in the United States Antarctic Program by providing weather and remote sensing data.
- Antarctic CRC: The Cooperative Research Center (CRC) is one of the largest research organizations in the world concerned with polar regions, conducting research primarily in the Australian Antarctic sector.
Antarctic Field Experiments
- LARISSA : Larsen Iceshelf System Antarctica - Abrupt environmental change in Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf System.
- US ITASE: The United States International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE) Web site provides background information regarding U.S. participation in the Antarctic expeditions.
- West Antarctic Ice Sheet Airborne Gravimetry: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Airborne Gravimetry is an airborne geophysical program over West Antarctica.
- IceTrek: Exploring the Lifecycle of a Drifting Antarctic Iceberg.
- Antarctic Megadunes: NSIDC's Antarctic Megadunes site provides background information regarding the Megadunes 2002 and 2004 deployments to the East Antarctic Plateau.
- National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs: The NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) manages and initiates National Science Foundation funding for basic research and its operational support in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
- National Science Foundation: Antarctic Glaciology Program: The glaciology program is concerned with the study of the history and dynamics of all naturally occurring forms of snow and ice, including floating ice shelves, glaciers, and continental and marine ice sheets.
- Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) charged with the initiation, promotion and co-ordination of scientific research in Antarctica.
- Antarctic Digital Database: The Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) is the premier source of vector topographic data for Antarctica.
- Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: The Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica is the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) database of Antarctic place names and their locations.