Hydrosphere

Web Information Sources for Educators.

An Exploratorium Learning Studio Resource Guide

This page is intended to be a quick guide to only a few resources.
See your local library for more information on this topic.

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Image of glaciers

Official Agency Pages

Associations

Research Institutions

Projects and Programs

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals

Publication Directories

Databases

Maps, Charts and Datasets

Terminology

Image Sources

Materials in the Learning Studio

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Specific Subjects:

Glaciers

River and Streams

Snow and Ice

Related Pages:

Atmospheric Science

Earth System Science

Geology

Oceanography

Polar Studies


Official Agency Pages:

United States:

California Department of Water Resources

Hydrology at the GES DISC DAAC

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Hydrological Sciences Branch

USGS - Water Resources of the United States

Snow and Ice: Official Agency Pages

UNESCO Water Portal

Associations:

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Association of State Floodplain Managers

Groundwater Resources Association of California

International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Glacier Associations

Snow and Ice Associations

National & International Hydrology:

American Institute of Hydrology (AIH)

International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

Research Institutions:

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

Glacier Research Institutions

Projects and Programs:

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

Glacier Projects and Programs

Snow and Ice Projects and Programs

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

HydroVisions Groundwater Resources Association of California

HydroFlash Groundwater Resources Association of California

Publication Directories:

See also the publication directories on the Geology web page.

California DWR Publications

Freshwater: Information Resources and Services: Publications

U.S. Geological Survey Search Engine - Ground Water

U.S. Geological Survey Search Engine - Water Quality

USGS Registered Online Water-Resources Reports

USGS Water Resources Division Publications and Products

River and Streams, Publication Directories

Databases:

River and Streams Databases

Snow and Ice Databases

Maps, Charts and Datasets:

Cosumnes Research Group - Data and Maps

Near Real Time Current Velocity Maps For San Francisco Bay

Salton Sea Database Program (SSDP)

Water Quality Standards Inventory Database

River and Streams - Maps, Charts and Datasets

Terminology:

General Introduction and Hydrologic Definitions

USGS Glossary

Water Basics Glossary

Water Data Acquisition Glossary

Water-Quality Data Collection Glossary

Water Science For Schools: Glossary of Terms

Water Words Dictionary

Snow and Ice Terminology

Image Sources:

Clouds and Storms At the AVHRR Image Gallery

Glacier Images

Snow and Ice Image Sources

Materials in the Learning Studio:
Note: These are only a few possible searches.
Access to the Learning Studio is available for the public.
Also a small 'paper clip' next to a record indicates a web link.

Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for All Our Materials on:

Glacers

Rivers

Water

Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for Free Online Materials on:

Glaciers

Water

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources:

Access USGS--SF Bay & Delta

San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center

SF PORTS: San Francisco Bay Navigational Aids

Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

Using Satellite RADAR Imagery to Study the Polar Regions at NASA

Water on the Web

Glaciers:

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska - USGS

Glacier Associations:

International Glaciological Society

Glacier Research Institutions:

Directory of European Glaciology

ICSU World Data Centre for Glaciology

Glacier Projects and Programs:

SCAR Working Group on Glaciology

Glacier Images:

Glacier Image Database

River and Streams:

California Rivers Assessment

Water Watch -- Current water resources conditions

River and Streams, Publication Directories:

U.S. Geological Survey Search Engine - Floods

U.S. Geological Survey Search Engine - Streamflow

River and Streams, Databases:

California Rivers Assessment (CARA)

River and Streams - Maps, Charts and Datasets:

California Department of Water Resources Rivers and Water Projects Maps

Watershed Information and Spatial Data Inventory

Snow and Ice:

River and Streams - Maps, Charts and Datasets:

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Snow and Ice: Official Agency Pages - United States:

International Ice Patrol

National Ice Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

Snow and Ice: Official Agency Pages - Other Nations:

Canada:

Canadian Ice Service (CIS)

Ice Charts & Ship / Iceberg Database

Ice Watch

Finland:

Finnish Ice Service

Germany:

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) - Ice Service

Iceland:

Iceland - Icelandic Meteorological Office - Sea Ice Research Unit

Snow and Ice Associations:

Canadian Cryospheric System (CRYSYS)

Snow and Ice Projects and Programs:

The MODIS Snow/Ice Global Mapping Project

NCEP MMAB Sea Ice Home Page

Snow and Ice Databases:

SPRILIB Ice and Snow

Snow and Ice Terminology:

Canadian Ice Service - Ice Terminology

Snow and Ice Image Sources:

Canadian Ice Service - images

The Cryosphere at a glance

Ice and Snow

At the AVHRR Image Gallery

NSIDC's image and photo gallery - The National Snow and Ice Data Center

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