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UpAtmosphere
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at Mauna Loa, Hawaii (1958-2000)
This dataset is an important observation of global change. It is the result of over 40 years of atmospheric monitoring by C.D. Keeling and T.P. Whorf at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Data Source: Trends. A Compendium of Data on Global Change. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A.
View: Chart |  Download: Data Table
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
"Text from the UNFCCC Third Conference of the Parties (FCCC/CP/1997/L.7/Add.1; 10 December 1997)."
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Text of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chnage. "The landmark international treaty unveiled at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Summit) in June 1992."
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
US Emissions Inventory 2003
Report containing tables showing relative importance of different sources and sinks of greenhouse gases for the U.S. between 1990 2001.
  • Introduction
  • US Emissions Inventory for previous years
    U.S. EPA
  • International Emissions Inventory 2000
    Report with tables comparing greenhouse gas emissions from selected countries.
  • Introduction
    Source: UNFCCC, FCCC/SBI/2000/11, US September 2000. Posted to U.S. EPA website.
  • The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change
    Online Book - University of California e-Scholarship edition.
    Richard C. J. Sommerville, 1998.
    Berkeley, California; University of California Press.
    UpGeoscience
    UpCoasts
    Sea Cliffs, Beaches, and Coastal Valleys of San Diego County:
    Some Amazing Histories and Some Horrifying Implications

    Online Book - University of California e-Scholarship edition.
    Gerald C. Kuhn and Francis P. Shepard, 1984
    Berkeley, California; University of California Press
    UpLiterature
    UpBiography
    Two Years Before the Mast, and Twenty-four Years After: A Personal Narrative
    Dana, Richard Henry, Jr., 1869. Sampson Low, Son & Marston, London.
    Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
    UpNon-fiction
    The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs
    Darwin, Charles, 1842. Smith, Elder, London.
    John van Wyhe, Cambridge University
    The Writings of Charles Darwin on the Web
    Resource that contains multiple texts.
    John van Wyhe, Cambridge University
    The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology    Earthguide
    Facsimile of Book - Classic reference in marine science used by scientists and students alike. Written by authors from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
    Svedrup, H.U., Johnson, M.W., and Fleming, R.H., 1942
    Oceanography Textbooks
    List of books.
    Steve Baum, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
    UpOnline Libraries
    UpCoasts
    Sea Cliffs, Beaches, and Coastal Valleys of San Diego County:
    Some Amazing Histories and Some Horrifying Implications

    Online Book - University of California e-Scholarship edition.
    Gerald C. Kuhn and Francis P. Shepard, 1984
    Berkeley, California; University of California Press
    UpOcean
    Sea Surface Temperature
    Build your own animated maps.
    NASA Earth Observatory
    CoastWatch - West Coast Regional Node
    "Provides remotely sensed satellite and other environmental data to government decision makers and academic researchers. The West Coast Regional Node is one of several sites throughout the United States set up for the processing and distribution of CoastWatch information... The primary data source for CoastWatch data is the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA series polar orbiting weather satellites." Primary uses include:
  • Visible band - daytime cloud, snow and ice mapping data
  • Near-IR- surface water delineation, vegetation and agriculture assessments
  • IR- nighttime cloud mapping, sea surface temperature measurements, land and water distinctions,
  • hot spot detection such as volcanic activity or forest fires, and soil moisture data

  • CoastWatch West Coast Regional Node, NOAA
    CoastWatch, NOAA
    SIO Explorer
    "Data, documents and images from 822 expeditions by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) since 1903 are becoming web-accessible under a usage policy through the new SIOExplorer project, and will become part of the overall NSF-funded National Science Digital Library (NSDL)."
    SIO
    The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology    Earthguide
    Facsimile of Book - Classic reference in marine science used by scientists and students alike. Written by authors from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
    Svedrup, H.U., Johnson, M.W., and Fleming, R.H., 1942
    UpInterconnections
    UpGeneral
    United Nations Statistics Division
  • Millennium indicators

  • Demographic, social & housing

  • Energy

  • Environment

  • Industrial

  • National accounts (economic)

  • Trade

  • United Nations
    National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
    NGDC is the national repository for geophysical data, providing a wide range of science data services and information in areas such as glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimate, solar-terrestrial physics, and solid earth geophysics.
    NOAA
    The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology    Earthguide
    Facsimile of Book - Classic reference in marine science used by scientists and students alike. Written by authors from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
    Svedrup, H.U., Johnson, M.W., and Fleming, R.H., 1942
    UpEnergy
    Energy Information Administration
    "Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government."
    U.S. Department of Energy
    Statistical Review of World Energy 2004
    "BP has published this review annually, as a public service, since 1951."
    BP
    UpGlobal Change
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It is open to all Members of the UN and of WMO."
    IPCC
    Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    "Text from the UNFCCC Third Conference of the Parties (FCCC/CP/1997/L.7/Add.1; 10 December 1997)."
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    Text of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chnage. "The landmark international treaty unveiled at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Summit) in June 1992."
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    US Emissions Inventory 2003
    Report containing tables showing relative importance of different sources and sinks of greenhouse gases for the U.S. between 1990 2001.
  • Introduction
  • US Emissions Inventory for previous years
    U.S. EPA
  • International Emissions Inventory 2000
    Report with tables comparing greenhouse gas emissions from selected countries.
  • Introduction
    Source: UNFCCC, FCCC/SBI/2000/11, US September 2000. Posted to U.S. EPA website.
  • The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change
    Online Book - University of California e-Scholarship edition.
    Richard C. J. Sommerville, 1998.
    Berkeley, California; University of California Press.
    IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library
    Access to a wide array of data covering key climate observations. Interactive interface allows download of data as well as immediate visualization.
    International Research Institute for climate prediction
    TRENDS
    A compendium of data on global change. Includes greenhouse gas and climate data.
    Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
    UpSouthern California
    Ecology of the Southern California Bight
    Online Book - University of California e-Scholarship edition.
    Dailey, Murray D., Donald J. Reish, and Jack W. Anderson, editors, 1993
    Berkeley, California; University of California Press
    UpDemographics
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Data on the U.S. population and around the world.
    U.S. Census Bureau
    UN - Indicators on Water Supply and Sanitation
    Table showing percentage of population with access to drinking water and sanitation facilities by country.
    United Nations Statistics Division
    UpGovernance
    FirstGov
    "The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal."
    U.S.
    Welcome to California
    State of California
    United Nations. It's Your World.
    United Nations
    Foreign Governments
    "Provides links to the official websites of national governments."
    Northwestern University Library
    The City of San Diego
    Official City of San Diego website.
    City of San Diego
    County of San Diego
    Official County of San Diego website.
    County of San Diego
    SANDAG
    San Diego's Regional Planning Agency
    SANDAG
    California Local Government Information Website
    "This site is a starting point for finding online information about California local government. It is primarily a collection of online directories of links to official sites and to particular types of agencies and government publications. Some unlinked and partially linked online directories are included, and are so noted. Also included is a list of pertinent California local government associations and professional societies."
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