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United States Geological Survey: International Polar Year Resources (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This resource provides a brief overview of the upcoming International Polar Year (IPY) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) initiatives and resources that help support the observance. Topics include a history of IPY (this will be the third IPY) and the role of the USGS in polar research. The education section provides links to USGS resources on glaciation, the North and South Pole, Alaska, climate change, and other topics of interest for IPY investigations. Materials include information on atlases and databases, polar research projects, maps, photos, digital datasets, booklets, and educational guides.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-013
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The USGS and Science Education: Educational Resources'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
International Programs

Contact: Cheryl Cunningham
Science Information and Education Office
United States Geological Survey (USGS)