Climate and Atmospheric Science

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    The Arctic & Antarctic Regions (AAR) database is the world's largest collection of international polar databases. It is over 1.3 million records, most of them with abstracts or annotations, covering a wide range of cold region research topics. Coverage is from 1800 to present.
  • Includes background about AB 32 (the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006), fact sheets, event listings, news, and details about specific program areas.
  • Trends Online is described as a "Compendium of Data on Global Change". This site includes information on trace gas concentrations, such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, etc. in the atmosphere; and a large section on greenhouse gas emissions.
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    1861-present. Database of citations to doctoral dissertations & master's theses from 1,000+ universities. Abstracts for dissertations 1980-present; master's theses 1988-present. Full-text of most UC dissertations published 1996 and later.
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    This resource covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences, both theory and applications. It contains around 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs. Use this encyclopedia for information on meteorology, climatology, environmental sciences, and oceanography.
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts. EOE content is mainly articles on topics, places, and biographies, plus international reports, brief definitions, and some eBooks, videos, and sound files. Topics covered range from biological diversity of living organisms, atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry, oceanography, ecology, forestry, fisheries, marine biology, agriculture, aquaculture, to environmental engineering, environmental economics, and environmental sociology.
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    This encyclopedia contains more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change. It is international in scope, and covers a broad range of topics such as alternative energy, carbon cycle, climate models, effects of climate change, institutions & people studying climate change, paleoclimates, and sea level rise. You can find information in this resource by searching, using the alphabetical listing of topics, or the helpful "Readers Guide" tab that groups the topics into 18 broad categories.
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    Fully searchable, up-to-date collection of articles by scientists and scientific historians in the fields of biochemistry and physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, and neuroscience.
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    Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. It contains more than 2.5 million records from more than 2,350 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888. Formerly Environment Index.
  • UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to better manage the nature and resources of the oceans and coastal areas. Their website provides their statements on many areas such as climate change, marine hazards, and environment management, and sections on ocean observations and ocean sciences.
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    From April 1, 2015, the UC San Diego Library has arranged for a two-year trial period of over 26,000 videos available through Kanopy. The videos come from leading producers such as the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber and PBS, with more content added each year. Many of the films are from independent and specialty producers, with a focus on documentary films. Use is limited to currently enrolled UCSD students, employees, and faculty, staff. Faculty may screen these films in the classroom and they may also be used across campus to non-paying audiences, such as organizations and clubs, training, and in residence life.
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    1940-present. Search Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. With links to electronic journals & ebook chapters [NEW]. Includes modelling & statistical methods in oceanography, climatology, biology.
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    The MGA database indexes over 600 journals & other series as well as books & conference proceedings on meteorology, climatology, air pollution, astrophysics, atmospheric chemistry & physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, and weather forecasting, from 1950s to present.
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    The National Geographic Virtual Library includes the Magazine Archive from 1888 to the present and a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. The user interface allows viewer-friendly browsing of individual National Geographic magazine issues and single page and image printing is possible. Due to copyright considerations, downloading is not an option. The 600 videos and audio files may be downloaded.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Photo Library includes thousands of weather and space images, hundreds of images of shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from the great whales to the most minute plankton. Most NOAA photos and slides are in the public domain and CANNOT be copyrighted. There is no fee for downloading any images on the NOAA Photo Library. Educational use is encouraged as the primary goal of the NOAA Photo Library is to help all understand our oceans and atmosphere so as to be better stewards of our environment for future generations. Credit MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.
  • Links to the NOAA Tides & Currents website, displaying local (La Jolla) tide information. Has links to other San Diego and Los Angeles area tide information. Provides a good tide plotting program for past and future predictions. This NOAA website also links to information on sea level predictions, bench mark sheets, and a variety of meteorological observations. Use the left side navigation links for additional information.
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