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Section 9
Wind and the Landscape

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm Florida, Section 9: Wind and the Landscape.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about permafrost and the biosphere, visit the following web sites:

    Tundra Life, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
    Looks at the adaptations of animals to tundra environments, which include permafrost areas.

    Arctic Tundra: Animals, Wheeling Jesuit University
    Examines the adaptations of animals to tundra environments, which include permafrost.

    Tundra, NASA
    Describes the tundra environment, including animals and their adaptations to the permafrost ground of tundra regions.

  2. To learn more about technological design in permafrost, visit the following web sites:

    Building on Permafrost Requires Extra Care, Cold Climate Housing Research Center
    Provides design suggestions for building in permafrost areas.

    Permafrost, University of Alaska Anchorage
    Looks at the engineering considerations for the design, construction, and maintenance of structures in permafrost areas.

  3. To learn more about types of permafrost, visit the following web sites:

    Permafrost,  - Alyeska Pipeline
    Defines each type of permafrost and looks at the effects of permafrost on the Alaskan pipeline.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Permafrost

What is Permafrost?, Geological Survey of Canada
Defines permafrost and uses data from real sites to explain what controls the distribution of permafrost.

Permafrost and Frozen Ground, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Defines permafrost, reviews its distribution today, and explains how and why scientists are studying permafrost distribution and what they are learning.

Permafrost, Alyeska Pipeline
Defines each type of permafrost and looks at the effects of permafrost on the Alaskan pipeline.

Sea Ice

NCEP MMAB Sea Ice Home Page, NOAA
Includes links to images that show current and past sea ice distribution around the world. Also includes links for help in interpreting the images.

Sea Ice, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Reviews how scientists monitor global sea ice and what they are learning from their results.

Icebergs

What is an Iceberg?, NOAA
Defines iceberg and describes iceberg classification.

Antarctic Ice Shelf Image Archive, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Provides links to more information about icebergs and images of ice shelf evolution.

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