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What is the Cryosphere? DLESE Reviewed Collection
CRYosphere SYStem in Canada (CRYSYS) provides information on the Earth's cryosphere and its relation to the climate system. Contents include facts about snow, lake ice, sea ice, permafrost, and glaciers and ice caps. A photo gallery offers several images of many cryospheric phenomena.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-417
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Environment Canada/Meteorological Service of Canada