Friday, November 30, 2007
IPY 2007-2008: " Antarctic LIMA project delivers new mosaic of Antarctica image A new satellite image of the Antarctic continent is now ready for all to see and use. The IPY Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) project has been completed and its stunning result is freely available for the first time today. Compiled from over 1000 Landsat scenes, the result is a 15-metre resolution, near seamless and cloudless image mosaic of the continent."
Posted by RR at 3:09 PM
Celebrate the International Polar Year (IPY) and virtually join teachers and researchers in Antarctica through Live from IPY events! Interact with PolarTREC teachers and researchers conducting research in Antarctica. These are real-time, interactive events where you can ask questions and view photos! Anyone can register for these events and participation is free! For more information about PolarTREC or to register for Live from IPY events, visit http://www.polartrec.com Or contact Janet Warburton
or Kristin Fischer or call the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) at 907-474-1600
Live From IPY Event Information
You may register for these live events at: http://www.polartrec.com/live-from-ipy/overview
6 December 2007, Live from IPY with PolarTREC teacher Ann Linsley working on the Human Impacts in Antarctica project from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. [9:30AM Alaska Standard Time, 8:30AM HST, 10:30AM PST, 11:30AM MST, 12:30PM CST, 1:30PM EST, 7:30AM next day at McMurdo, Antarctica]
12 December 2007, Live from IPY with PolarTREC teacher Elke Bergholz working on South Pole Ozone Changes project from South Pole Station, Antarctica. [7:30AM Alaska Standard Time, 6:30AM HST, 8:30AM PST, 9:30AM MST, 10:30AM CST, 11:30AM EST, 5:30AM next day at South Pole, Antarctica]
13 December 2007, Live from IPY celebrating International Polar Day. Learn more about ice sheet research in the polar regions with presentations from a variety of researchers and PolarTREC teacher Brandon Gillette. [8:30AM Alaska Standard Time, 7:30AM HST, 9:30AM PST, 10:30AM MST, 11:30AM CST, 12:30PM EST, 6:30AM next day at McMurdo Station, Antarctica]
19 December 2007, Live from IPY with PolarTREC teacher Elke Bergholz working on South Pole Ozone Changes project from South Pole Station, Antarctica. [9:30AM Alaska Standard Time, 8:30AM HST, 10:30AM PST, 11:30AM MST, 12:30PM CST, 1:30PM EST, 7:30AM next day at South Pole, Antarctica]
For these events, we will be using the "webinar" (online seminar) interface, Horizon Wimba, which allows presentation of PowerPoint slides over the Internet during a conference call, and includes other useful functions such as online chat and polling features. To take full advantage of the webinar you will need telephone and Internet access. If you do not have Internet access, however, you can simply join the conference call.
Every event is archived and available online after the completion of the live sessions. Instructions on how to view an archived events will be posted on the PolarTREC website and emailed to all registered participants.
For more information, contact Janet Warburton or Kristin Fischer or call the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) at 907-474-1600
Posted by RR at 2:55 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
A flyer for Ice Sheet Day, December 13th is available in 16 languages at http://www.ipy.org/index.php?/ipy/detail/ice_sheets_educators#activity (The recipe for home-made clay is also at the above link) Direct link to English flyer: http://126.96.36.199/images/uploads/sheetsenglish.pdf Have a play and launch your own virtual balloon! The December 13th IPY Day: Ice Sheets webpages will be published tomorrow with a direct link from the homepage of IPY.org, or directly at: http://www.ipy.org/index.php?/ipy/detail/ice_sheets Please forward to your colleagues, and send any suggestions or additions to myself and Stefan Geens (firstname.lastname@example.org). (We still need to add more images to these pages.) We will send out a press release about the December 13th International Polar Day next week. Rhian Salmon International IPY Outreach Coordinator
Posted by RR at 10:38 AM
Monday, November 19, 2007
I would like to remind everyone that the Antarctic Photo Library has over 3,000 photos available for anyone anywhere in the world to use. http://photolibrary.usap.gov If you type "glacier" into the image search feature in the upper right corner, you will get over 100 images. You can browse through the pages of thumbnails and when you find a photo you want to use, click on it to bring up a midsized image with caption and credit. Below the caption are instructions for downloading high resolution images. Elaine Hood Antarctic Photo Librarian
Posted by RR at 1:32 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
IPY/NSTA Web Seminars: The Role of Polar Regions in Earth¹s Changing Climate System More information can be found at: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/fall07/IPY_Denver/ webseminar.aspx ************************************ All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions Join us for two, free Web Seminars featuring scientists and education specialists from NASA. The seminars will focus on the International Polar Year (IPY) and how polar regions interact with Earth¹s climate system, atmospheric gas changes over Earth¹s history, what ice cores tell us about past climate, and the implications of climate change in the polar regions. The presenters will share their science expertise, answer questions from the participants, and provide information regarding web sites that students can use in the classroom. These Web Seminars are designed for educators of grades 58. Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of these web seminars and the presenters¹ PowerPoint presentations will be available on this web page. Schedule Web Seminar I Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Topic: International Polar Year Earth¹s Changing Climate System Presenter: IPY presenting team Web Seminar II Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Topic: International Polar Year Earth¹s Changing Climate System Presenter: IPY presenting team Registration Register to participate in these web seminars at: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/fall07/IPY_Denver/ webseminar.aspx
Posted by RR at 12:53 PM
International Polar Year in the Classroom By Science IDEAS(Science IDEAS) IPY is a coordinated effort by the international science and education communities to learn more about the polar regions and how they impact the rest of the world, including people. The campaign runs for two years, from March 2007 to ... Science IDEAS - http://scienceideasfau.blogspot.com/ Register Today for Upcoming NASA/NSTA and IPY /NSTA Web Seminars http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=24021 Space Ref (press release) - USA ... the National Science Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association for two free Web seminars on the topic of the International Polar Year. ...
Posted by RR at 9:55 AM