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Links Related to The Whale and the Supercomputer
By Charles Wohlforth

People and Organizations in the Book

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
database of Alaska Native observations (chapter 7 and 9)

April Cheuvront's TEA Journal

lessons created on the Arctic transect (chapter 3)

Aqua Project Science

NASA satellite project that Jim Maslanik worked on (chapter 4)

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC)
Glenn Sheehan's organization (chapters 2 and 4)
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
home of many researchers mentioned (chapters 3, 4, 7)

Human Dimensions of the Arctic Initiative

program managed by Henry Huntingon (chapter 7)

International Arctic Research Center - University of Alaska Fairbanks
Syun Akasofu's institute (chapter 6)

Natl Academies North Slope Oil Report
report on cumulative impacts of oil development (chapter 8)

North Slope Borough
includes Wildlife and Search & Rescue (chapters 1 and 5)

North Slope Borough School District

Princeton: Carbon Mitigation Initiative
(chapter 10)

Toolik Field Station
Arctic biology research (chapter 8)

University of Colorado: Human Impacts of Arctic Climate Variability

project by Ron Brunner, Amanda Lynch, Anne Jensen, others (chapter 10)

University of Tennessee Scientific Studies of the Arctic
Jackie Grebmeier and her colleagues (chapter 4)

U.S. DOE: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
Bernie Zak's project (chapter 6)

Woods Hole MBL: Ecosystems Center
Ecology research at Toolik Lake (chapter 8)


Resources to Learn More


Alaska Native Culture and Language

Excellent general resource from UAA-ISER


EPA Global Warming Site


NOAA Arctic Theme Page


NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

Science, Data and Links


Arctic Research Commission

Arctic Research Consortium of the U. S. (ARCUS) 

Many, many links to Arctic research sites
Global Cycles of Biologically Active Elements

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)


Heinz Center: The State of the Nation's Ecosystems
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) 


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Paleoenvironmental Arctic Climate Sciences Program (PARCS)


Rocky Mountain Institute: Air Travel Carbon Emissions


University of Washington Polar Science Center


Western U.S. Climate Historical Summaries