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President's Memorandum Regarding Antarctica: The Rationale for the U.S. Presence on the Southernmost Contient

6/27/2007 The National Science Foundation (NSF) manages the U.S. Antarctic Program. President Reagan's directive of Feb. 5, 1982 describes the program's objectives and NSF's role. More

The Arctic Ocean Ecosystem: The Food Web

6/25/2007 Despite the harsh climate and its sea-ice cover, the Arctic Ocean teems with life. Learn more from this hyperlinked graphic of the ecosystem from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. More

NASA's "Visible Earth" Collections of Still Images, Animations and Other Media

6/23/2007 NASA's Visible Earth Web site contains multiple galleries of a wide array of subjects. Still images as well as animations and other media from the Arctic and Antarctic are part of the offerings. More

Antarctic Icebergs: Unlikely Oases for Ocean Life

6/21/2007 Icebergs have long gripped the popular imagination, but now scientists have discovered that these floating ice islands have a major impact on the ecology of the ocean around them. More

Study of Glacial Retreat Shows that Much of the World Emerged from Last Ice Age at Nearly the Same Time

6/8/2007 A climate science puzzle has been why different parts of the world, notably Greenland, seemed to warm at different times at the end of the Ice Age. A new study sheds light on warming 17,500 years ago. More

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College: a Multimedia Resource

6/6/2007 The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center is named for explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary and Donald B. MacMillan. The museum collections include Arctic exploration gear, natural-history specimens, and art and anthropological material. The museum Web site makes available Podcasts about its collections and the Arctic. More

International Polar Year Related Lesson Plans

6/4/2007 MY NASA DATA (Mentoring and inquirY using NASA Data on Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs) features lesson plans with ideas for IPY-related studies. More IPY-related lessons and ideas are welcome. More