A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment




Contents of this page:

     · Information

       · Periodicals

         · Institutions

           · USA government programs

             · The anthropocryosphere


     · Arctic page

       · Antarctica page

Belle Scott of Brandeis University contributed to this page in 2019.

Polar regions & the cryosphere

Cryosphere defintion

“...the part of the Earth system that includes solid precipitation, snow, sea ice, lake and river ice, icebergs, glaciers and ice caps, ice sheets and ice shelves, and permafrost and seasonally frozen ground.”*

No special section for climate change...

...since, due to the severety and ubiquity of climate change impacts on the polar environment, nearly every link on this page in some way touches on climate change.