Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center


Additional Links

Selected Satellite Images of the Earth's Glaciers

[http://www.glaciers.er.usgs.gov/gl_slide/]
U.S. Geological Survey Glacier Studies Project - scans of 35-mm color slides of glaciers published in Earth Magazine; digital images can be downloaded from the Website.

[http://visibleearth.nasa.gov]
"A searchable directory [by Earth System components and subcomponents] of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth." Updated frequently with new images. Large searchable archive of previously acquired images, visualizations, and animations of various Earth-System topics. See previous images under the cryosphere, including elements of glaciers, snow, and sea ice.

[http://earthshots.usgs.gov/]
Time-lapse satellite images of changes on the Earth's surface. Need to order original images depending on the quality of the digital files that can be downloaded. For example, the two Hubbard Glacier images for 1985 (E-1564-810CT) and 1986 (E-1566-810CT) can be ordered with those accession numbers directly from the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center (EDC). Categories of images (numbers of images in parentheses) include: miscellaneous (7), agriculture (12), cities (14), deserts (8), disasters (6), forests (7), geology (5), water (14), and wildlife (8). Each of the paired images is accompanied by an explanatory text that should also be downloaded.

[http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov]
This is the most robust site found for public-domain images. It is a veritable gold mine of images and related information. The Website shows NASA's use of Earth remote sensing data for scientific and commercial applications. Daily image updates. Climate and environmental changes on Earth are measured by various NASA satellites. Organized around the following Earth System topics: atmosphere, oceans, land, energy, and life. Key terms are linked to a glossary. Includes Datasets, Reference, Features, and Experiment for each topic.

[http://edc.usgs.gov/imagegallery/]
Superb U.S. Geological Survey

[http://www.glims.org]
Primary Website for the interagency international Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) effort maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Snow Ice Data Center, University of Colorado. Includes several Power Point presentations which contain satellite images of glaciers).

[http://terraweb.wr.usgs.gov/TRS/projects/Antarctica/AVHRR.html]
Satellite image mosaic map of Antarctica, NOAA AVHRR image mosaic was used as the image base for USGS miscellaneous investigations series Map I-2560. Other links at this URL address include an Antarctica DEM, shaded relief, and stereoscopic AVHRR images.

[http://nsidc.org]
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Includes hundreds of cryospheric data sets and information about the cryosphere at NSIDC and other organizations. Excellent image and photo gallery.

[http://nsidc.org/glaciers]
"All about Glaciers is a glacier site with something for everyone from glaciologists to grade school students, exploring nearly all aspects of glaciers including data and science, facts, a gallery, a glossary, and much more."

[http://nsidc.org/data/moa/]
MODIS mosaic of Antarctica (MOA)

[http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/]
Collection of historical glacier photographs archived by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)