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Earth Sciences

  AAPG Association of Petroleum Geologists

  AGI American Geological Institute, a nonprofit federation of 31 geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists

  Association of Polish Geomorphologists (Stowarzyszenie Geomorfologˇw Polskich), especially The Virtual Geomorphology which provides some of the best information and links for this field

  California Geological Survey Website includes geologic resources and information on geologic hazards (including maps, reports, and GIS data from the Seismic Hazard Mapping Program)

  Columbia Earthscape, an online resource on the Global Environment

  Dibblee Geological Foundation Tom Dibblee's geological mapping of over 40,000 square miles of California

  Earth Science Resource Links An extensive list of links to earth science information on the internet, compiled by the Illinois State Geological Survey. It also includes links to geologic societies, associations, museums, and state and foreign surveys.

  Geologic Map Index to Large Scale USGS and UGS Geologic Maps of Utah by USGS 7.5-Minute Quadrangle Name, 1883-1980 Created and maintained by Richard Soares, California State University, Chico, Meriam Library.

  Geologic Map Index to United States Geological Survey 7.5' and 15' Quadrangles of California, created and maintained by Joe Crotts, California State University, Chico, Meriam Library.

  Geologic Time Scale, provided by the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California-Berkeley or from University of Calgary, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics

  Geological Surveys and Associations List of U.S. state geological surveys, foreign surveys, geological societies and associations, compiled by the Earth Sciences & Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

  Geology.com  Geology and earth science resources, including a dictionary of earth science terms, printable geologic time scale, printable mineral identification chart, directory of jobs and careers, satellite images, and maps.

  GSA Geological Society of America.

  Guide to San Francisco Bay Area Creeks The Oakland Museum of California's creek and watershed information source, including a San Francisco Bay Area Graphic Creek and Watershed Finder

  Mineralogy Database contains 4,255 individual mineral species descriptions with links

  Minerals Management Service, of the U.S. Department of the Interior, provides information on onshore and offshore minerals production, especially oil and gas resource areas.

  Science.gov Science information and results of scientific research. A collaborative effort of 12 federal science agencies, this search engine goes into the deep web of databases and more than 50 million pages of scientific information. It serves as a gateway to more than 1800 scientific web sites.

  U.S. Geological Survey A good starting point for earth science information and data

  USGS Geological Hazards Website includes information, publications, and links on landslide, earthquake and geomagnetic hazards.

Planetary Sciences

  NASA Homepage, with links to other Research and Space Flight Centers

  Planetary Photojournal

  Planetscapes Views of the Solar System

  SESPD Directorate for Space and Earth Science Programs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), provides information on projects in space sciences, earth sciences, technology, and data sources.

  Stardust NASA Planetary Data


Additional geographic information can also be found in Internet Resources in Maps and Cartography and Internet Resources in Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing.

  Atlas of Canada

  National Wetlands Inventory (NWI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Geophysics / Seismology

  California Geological Survey's Seismic Hazard Mapping Program Includes zone maps, reports, and GIS data.

  California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) Contains searchable, vital earthquake data for the engineering and scientific communities through a statewide network of strong motion instruments.

  Cascades Volcano Observatory (USGS) Includes links to other volcanology sites on the Web

  Earthquake Hazard Maps - San Francisco Bay Area, from ABAG

  Volcanoes (by country), from Volcano World

  National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

  National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project, from the USGS, includes many maps, photos, documents and software.

  Northern California Earthquake Data Center

  Southern California Earthquake Center

  UC Berkeley Seismographic Station

  USGS Earthquake Information includes the latest earthquake information for Northern California and other regions of the World.

  USGS Pasadena Field Office provides extensive earthquake information for southern California & other areas, including earthquake lists, plots, maps, and seismicity reports.

  USGS Weekly Seismicity Reports for Northern California

Climatology and Weather

  Atmospheric Science Resources  A list compiled by Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI).

  Historical weather database for 2000 cities worldwide for various climate parameters.

  National Severe Storms Laboratory

  National Weather Service Forecasts

  NCDC (National Climatic Data Center)

  NCDC Climatological Data Publication Monthly U.S. precipitation and temperature data from 1997 to the present for each U.S. State in PDF format.UCB Resource only

  NCDC Downloadable Datasets

  NCDC Publications UCB Resource only

  NCDC's Weather Observation Station Record Locator

  NOAA's Drought Information Center

  San Francisco Bay Area, California Climate Summaries The monthly climate summary for the period of record (often more than 50 years) has data from more than 25 stations, including Berkeley, Richmond, San Jose, and San Francisco and Oakland airports. Average monthly maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation are given for each station. The Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) has records for all Western states and links to other climate-monitoring sites.

World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) The World Ozone Data Centre (WODC) operates a scientific archive and database providing a variety of ozone data sets to the international scientific community. There are over 300 stations represented in the archive some of which comprise over 35 years of continuous data. Data sets include total column ozone, surface ozone, vertical profile data from ozonesonde flights, lidar measurements and the Umkehr technique.


  InterRidge is an international and interdisciplinary initiative concerned with all aspects of mid-ocean ridges. Its activities range from dissemination of information on existing, single-institution experiments to initiation of fully multi-national projects.

  National Ocean Service (NOS)

  National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)

  NOAA Home Page

  Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and 18 other countries to conduct basic research into the history of the ocean basins and the overall nature of the crust beneath the ocean floor, using the scientific drill ship, JOIDES Resolution.

  Oceanographic Resources maintained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)

  WINDandSEA NOAA internet resource locator

  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and Oceanus, their online magazine

  World Data Center-A for Marine Geology & Geophysics

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