ATMS 211 Climate and Climate Change Resources

Data | WWW search | Online reports | ENSO | Paleoclimate | Ozone | Greenhouse Warming | Public Policy | Faculty Experts

  Climate data: real-time and climatologies

  The ultimate web search engine

  Online magazines and reports

CONSEQUENCES online magazine

  • Remembrance of Things Past: Greenhouse Lessons from the Geologic Record, by Thomas J. Crowley
  • The Sun And Climate, by Judith Lean and David Rind
  • Articles about El Nino
  • The Extreme Weather Events of 1997 and 1998, By Kevin E.Trenberth
  • Beyond Kyoto: Toward A Technology Greenhouse Strategy BY James A. Edmonds
  • The Carbon Cycle, Climate, And The Long-Term Effects Of Fossil Fuel Burning , by James F. Kasting
  • From A Carbon Economy To A Mixed Economy: A Global Opportunity, by Richard C. Rockwell
  • Climate, Ecology, and Human Health, by Paul R. Epstein
  • Impacts of a Projected Depletion of the Ozone Layer, by Frank R. de Gruijl
  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Supply, by Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel
  • Trends in U.S. Climate during the Twentieth Century, by Thomas R. Karl, Richard W. Knight, David R. Easterling, Robert G. Quayle



      Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet
    A series of reports on the climate system; the ozone shield; El Niño and climate prediction; and on the changing climate.

     American Scientist

     Previous student projects in ATMS 211

  • Reports on regional climate over the United States

  • Reports on climate of the past
  • Lifetime of the earth
  • Past 100 million years
  • Past million years
  • Past 20000 years
  • Past 2000 years



      El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
  • Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet: El Niño and climate prediction
  • National Geographic El Niño / La Niña: Nature's vicious cycle (May 1999)
  • American Library Association compilation of WWW sites
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory



      Paleoclimate (plate tectonics, glaciers, volcanoes):
  • NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
  • The North Dakota State University Library compendium of WWW links on climate change



  • Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet: Our ozone shield
  • NASA Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer



      Greenhouse warming


  • Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet: Our changing climate
  • University of East Anglia
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • The North Dakota State University Library compendium of WWW links on climate change



      Science and public policy

     Opinion: environmental advocate groups

  • Environmental Background Information Center (EBIS)
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Sierra Club
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • "Your Planet Earth" science in the news and policy links

  • Opinion: skeptics
  • search engine and contributing organizations
  • Greening Earth Society
  • The Science & Environmental Policy Project
  • The Cato Institute
  • The Heartland Institute
  • Northwest Council on Climate Change
  • PAGE - Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems



      Faculty experts

    James R. Holton The ozone hole
    Richard Gammon The carbon cycle, global warming
    Bernard Hallet Paleoclimate
    Conway B. Leovy Planetary atmospheres, asteroid collisions, global warming
    Nathan Mantua El Niño, the PDO, climate and fisheries
    Todd Mitchell El Niño, climate datasets
    Philip Mote Impacts of climate change on the Pacific Northwest
    Stephen Porter Paleoclimate
    Charles Raymond Mountain glaciers
    Gerard Roe The ice ages
    Terry Swanson Climate and land forms
    Stephen G. Warren The polar regions (especially Antarctica)

    Did you find other good links? If so, please send them to me.
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