Earth System Science

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Earth system science
"An integrated approach to the study of the Earth that stresses investigations of the interactions among the Earth's components in order to explain Earth dynamics, evolution, and global change." - Earth Observatory Glossary

Official Agency Pages


Research Institutions

Projects and Programs

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals

Publication Directories


Data Sets

Maps and charts



Image Sources

Earth Observing Satellites

Earth Observing Sensors

Education Resource Sections

Materials in the Learning Studio

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Related Pages:

Atmospheric Science






Polar Studies


Official Agency Pages:


Climate Change / le changement climatique


Earth Simulator

EPA Global Warming Site

Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC)

Frontier Research System for Global Change (FRSGC)

NASDA Earth Observation Center
Pages in Japanese and English.

National Institute for Environmental Studies

NAUTILUS (Northeast Applications of Useable Technology In Land planning for Urban Sprawl)

United States:

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)

Earth Observing System (EOS)

Earth Sciences Directorate

Earth Science Enterprise (ESE)

Global Change Research Program

GSFC Earth Science (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)

Healthy Planet: Satellites as Sentinels for Health & Environment

hPL Earth

NASA Earth Observatory


US Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS)

US Global Change Research Program

APEC Virtual Center for Environmental Technology Exchange

Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)

International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)

National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)

Research Institutions:

Global Land Cover Facility

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) Smithsonian

Projects and Programs:

Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle

Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory

Global Analysis, Integration and Modelling Task Force (GAIM)

Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START)

Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC)

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone International Project Office (LOICZ)

Past Global Changes (PAGES)

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO)

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

World Resource Institute

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

Print Periodicals with Web Pages:

Blueline, the Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) Newsletter

Publication Directories:

BAHC Products (Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle)

Climate Change - Primers, Pamphlets, Presentations

Educational Publications - Earth Observing System

EPA Global Warming Site: Publications

Global Change Data and Information Products

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) - Publications

IDGEC Publications

IGBP/GAIM Report Series

IGBP Reports

IHDP Publications

LOICZ Products (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone International Project)

PAGES Products

Publications Related to Atmosphere-Ocean Model

Science Publications & Reports - Earth Observing System

Scope Publications

START Publications

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Official documents

US Global Change Research Program - Library Major Online Documents

WCRP Publications


Earth Science Data Interface (ESDI)

Net Primary Productivity (NPP) Database

Data Sets:

On-line data and reports on acid rain, atmospheric deposition and precipitation chemistry

ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for Biogeochemical Dynamics

Maps and charts:

Sensitivities to climate change in Canada


GAIM - List of Acronyms

GeoMan's Glossary of Earth Science Terms


Global Land Cover Facility : Library - software

Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) related software

Tools for use in Coastal Zone Research (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone International Project)

Image Sources:

See also the images section on the Astronomy page.

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies - Image Collections

CERES Press Release Images

Earth and Moon Viewer

Earth Science Image Studio and Multimedia Library

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Earth Today

EOS Desktop Pictures

NASA Earth Observatory: Data & Images

Radar-C/X-SAR Images of Earth

Earth Observing Satellites:


Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)

Earth Observing Sensors:

AMSR-E Advanced Microware Scanning Radiometer

Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS)

Education Resource Sections:


Climate Change - Workroom - Resources for Teachers

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Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

Digital Earth

Analemma Have you ever wondered what the figure-8 on a globe is?

Atmosphere-Ocean Model - Goddard Institute

Earth System Science Online

The Earth Sciences Portal ESP

FLUXNET-Integrating Worldwide CO2 Flux Measurements

GCRIO - Ask Dr. Global Change

Global Change Info Japan: The Directory of Japanese Web Sites on Global Change Research

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer- The Exploratorium

NASA's Global Change Master Directory

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