HOT LINKS

The following is a list of hot links that may be useful during the course. I have attempted to categorize the links, but many of the links contain multiple topics. In addition, there are many more links that are not listed - if you have a favorite let me know and I'll add them to the list.

  Plankton Images

Eureka Diatom has good pictures of phytoplankton but is devoted to diatoms.

The Bowling Green site contains many good pictures in this collection which has both fresh water and marine species.

AYMA contains a brief, but nice overview of the major classes of microalgae.

The Adirondak Aquatic Institute has nice collection of phytoplankton images that are organized by class.

A site from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan has many good pictures of protists.

Climate Change

EPA site dedicated to global climate change - contains data! Also has another site.

Independent think-tank Climate Institute's take on global climate change.

G. C. Marshall Institute is an independent organization that has published reports refuting claims of anthropogenically-induced global climate change.

IPCC site containing policy issues related to global climate change.

Independent Global change magazine information on global change.

World Climate data information related to temperature and precipitation.

National Geographic Review Article on Global Climate Change (May 98)

Outline of Kyoto climate change treaty.

El Nino (ENSO)

The PMEL laboratory contains one of the most thorough and interesting cites on the ENSO cycle.

NOAA has a great site that documents many causes and effects of the ENSO cycle. They also have a link to a movie that compares different ENSO events in the eastern tropical Pacific. Further, NOAA has a great deal of information on weather prediction including data archives.

Biogeochemistry / Chemical Cycles

The Carbon Dioxide Information Center contains much information on this important greenhouse gas.

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory site expands on modeling efforts to help predict global climate change.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory studies global climate change from the effects of ozone to carbon cycling.

The University of New Hampshire conducts research relating physical, chemical and biological processes.

Climate change research is a top priority at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. They have an extensive database (IRI/LDEO) of climate related data that includes viewing tools.

Ocean Circulation

The MICOM homepage contains information on Global Circulation Models (GCMs) including supercomputing techniques and movie images of recent results.

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) is a joint effort to collect data relevant to predicting and interpreting ocean circulation.

SOEST, the oceanography department at U. Hawaii, has a good primer on the Coriolis effect (including movies and MATLAB *.m files). The University of Illinois also has a thorough explanation of the process.

Remote Sensing

SeaWiFS, supported by NASA is finally in orbit and provides remarkable near real-time images of ocean color. SeaWiFS is only one component of NASA's mission to understand planet Earth.

Goddard DAAC, also supported by NASA, has an extensive data archive with information relevant to climate change.

Remotely sensed images, which are here maintained by the University of Rutgers, are very useful in providing comprehensive and detailed coverage of horizontal temperature structure.

NOAA Coastal Services Center has several links that are of remote sensing interest, especially for near shore processes.

Johns Hopkins University Ocean Remote Sensing research group has a collection of links that display archived as well as real-time remotely sensed oceanographic data.

The University of Texas Remote Sensing Unit has a good educational link that details some of the theory behind remote sensing. This site also contains some aerial photography that is quite interesting.

Links to Links!

This NOAA page has many oceanography links.

For those reading 'The Blind Watchmaker', this site contains links to Biomorph sites including functioning programs.

Duke Libraries Web Database. Biological Abstracts and GeoRef are good places to search for primary literature related to oceans and climate change.

Oceans and Climate Change