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Many of the researchers out in the field use GIS (Geographical Information Systems) tools for their research, and increasingly for both public and professionals that means Google Earth. Check out the Then and Now images of vanishing glaciers on the Snow and Ice Data Center's GE plug-in. Explore Barrow, Alaska, and its Environmental Observatory - where we'll be taping this Spring and Summer. Find out where signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty have bases, or where Koni Steffen is studying some of the fastest-moving glaciers in the world, on the west coast of Greenland.

Earth Link NSIDC Data on Virtual Globes: Have fun while seeing where sea ice, glaciers and permafrost can be found, and before and after images of melting glaciers. An exemplary use of Google Earth by snow and ice researchers for public outreach and education.
Earth Link 2 United States Antarctic Resource Center: It's the USGS's (US Geological Survey) to map the Antarctic, and it also helps coordinate names for new features as they're discovered.
Earth Link 3 South Pole Live Camera: This photo is of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken every 15 minutes from the roof of the National Science Foundation's Atmospheric Research Observatory which houses NOAA/ESRL's Clean Air Facility.
Earth Link 4 Live from the North Pole: Not much to see as of February, but wait till light returns and NOAA's North Pole webcam is re-installed!
Earth Link 5 Barrow Sea-Ice Webcam: As with the North Pole, when light returns, you'll be able to check out daily ice conditions from a camera mounted on the only 3-story building in Barrow.

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