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Antarctic fact-file (open access)

Antarctic fact-file

Antarctica is a continent for science. All countries working in Antarctica carry out scientific research, in a surprising range of physical and biological sciences, from the vastness of space to the minute scale of micro-organisms. Activities are regulated by the Antarctic Treaty, which has been in force since 1959 and is signed by all countries operating there. The Treaty reserves the continent for peaceful purposes, and all military and industrial activities are banned.
Date: 2003
Creator: British Antactic Survey
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Art Lies, Volume 38, Spring 2003 (open access)

Art Lies, Volume 38, Spring 2003

Journal containing essays, commentaries, and exhibition information regarding Texas artwork and other contemporary art issues.
Date: 2003
Creator: Bryant, John
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Art Lies, Volume 39, Summer 2003 (open access)

Art Lies, Volume 39, Summer 2003

Journal containing essays, commentaries, and exhibition information regarding Texas artwork and other contemporary art issues.
Date: 2003
Creator: Bryant, John
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Art Lies, Volume 40, Fall 2003 (open access)

Art Lies, Volume 40, Fall 2003

Journal containing essays, commentaries, and exhibition information regarding Texas artwork and other contemporary art issues.
Date: 2003
Creator: Bryant, John
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Art Lies, Volume 41, Winter 2003 (open access)

Art Lies, Volume 41, Winter 2003

Journal containing essays, commentaries, and exhibition information regarding Texas artwork and other contemporary art issues.
Date: 2003
Creator: Bryant, John
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation [Map]

The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map shows the types of vegetation that occur across the Arctic, between the ice-covered Arctic Ocean to the north and the northern limit of forests to the south. Environmental and climatic conditions are extreme, with a short growing season and low summer temperatures. As one moves southward (outward from map's center in all directions), the amount of warmth available for plant growth increases considerably.
Date: 2003
Creator: CAVM Team
Object Type: Map
System: The UNT Digital Library
Climate change (open access)

Climate change

The Earth's climate has not been constant over geological time. This record is contained in ice, which has built up as snowfall accumulated in distinct yearly layers. Pockets of air trapped between the snow crystals contain traces of past atmospheres, which in turn tell us about the climate at the time the snow formed. Glaciologists collect this record by drilling ice cores and then use sensitive chemical techniques to analyse the layers.
Date: 2003
Creator: British Antactic Survey
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development (open access)

Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This report contains the proceedings of a Roundtable of panelists speaking on the connection between biodiversity and cultural diversity, and on how sustainable solutions for development will benefit both types of diversity.
Date: January 2003
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-induced Degradation of Forests and Devegetation of Other Vegetation Types (open access)

Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-induced Degradation of Forests and Devegetation of Other Vegetation Types

This report on Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-Induced Degradation of Forests and Devegetation of Other Vegetation Types is the response from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1 to an invitation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)2 . The report was prepared in cooperation with the preparation of the other report under the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (IPCC-NGGIP), on Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF). The report discusses: Alternative definitions and provides possible framework definitions for countries to consider; Methodological options to inventory emissions from degradation and devegetation activities; Approaches to reporting and documentation; and Implications of methodological and definitional options for accounting under the provisions of Article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol (including issues of scale, costs and accuracy).
Date: 2003
Creator: Penman, Jim; Wagner, Fabian; Tanabe, Kiyoto; Ngara, Todd; Miwa, Kyoko; Krug, Thelma et al.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Fiscal Year 2005- 2006 Accelerated Research on Global Climate Observations Fact Sheet (open access)

Fiscal Year 2005- 2006 Accelerated Research on Global Climate Observations Fact Sheet

Coincident with the release of the Climate Change Science Program strategic plan, the Administration announces plans for the acceleration of select high priority research projects and climate observations. These activities contribute to filling critical knowledge gaps identified in the plan (aerosols, oceans and the natural carbon cycle). The selected investments have been coordinated among the agencies to maximize the overall impact. Funding will be reallocated from lower priority areas to enable these critical investments.
Date: 2003
Creator: Climate Change Science Program
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Future is in the Preservation Metadata

This presentation discusses the issue of digital preservation and how metadata provides a critical part of the solution to the preservation challenges from detecting preservation threats to promoting preventative measures.
Date: 2003
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation (open access)

Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation

Carbon cycle research is often carried out in isolation from research on energy systems and normally focuses only on the biophysical patterns and processes of carbon sources and sinks. The Global Carbon Project represents a significant advance beyond the status quo in several important ways. First, the problem is conceptualised from the outset as one involving fully integrated human and natural components; the emphasis is on the carbon-climate-human system (fossil-fuel based energy systems + biophysical carbon cycle + physical climate system) and not simply on the biophysical carbon cycle alone. Secondly, the development of new methodologies for analysing and modelling the integrated carbon cycle is a central feature of the project. Thirdly, the project provides an internally consistent framework for the coordination and integration of the many national and regional carbon cycle research programmes that are being established around the world. Fourthly, the project addresses questions of direct policy relevance, such as the management strategies and sustainable regional development pathways required to achieve stabilisation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Finally, the Global Carbon Project goes beyond the traditional set of stakeholders for a global change research project by seeking to engage the industrial and energy sectors as well as …
Date: 2003
Creator: Global Carbon Project
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 1, 2003 (open access)

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 1, 2003

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
Date: 2003
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 2, 2003 (open access)

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 2, 2003

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
Date: 2003
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 3, 2003 (open access)

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 3, 2003

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
Date: 2003
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 4, 2003 (open access)

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 4, 2003

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
Date: 2003
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Marine Ecosystems and Global Change (open access)

Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

The ocean is a vital component of the metabolism of the Earth and plays a key role in global change. In fact, the oceans cover so much of the Earth's surface that our planet has been described as the Water Planet, and it could be argued that its most extensive ecosystems are marine. Marine ecosystems are inextricably involved in the physical, chemical, biological and societal processes of global change. It is impossible to describe and understand the Earth system without understanding the ocean, the special characteristics of the environment that it provides for life, the changes that it is undergoing and the manner in which these changes interact with the total Earth System. Understanding the functioning of marine ecosystems and how they respond to global change is also essential in order to effectively manage global marine living resources, such as fisheries. The GLOBEC project is an international response to the need to understand how global change will affect the abundance, diversity and productivity of marine populations, from zooplankton to fish, that comprise a major component of oceanic ecosystems. GLOBEC's goal is to advance our understanding of the structure and functioning of such ecosystems, their major subsystems, and responses to physical …
Date: 2003
Creator: Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Project (GLOBEC)
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Our Planet, Volume 14, Number 1, 2003 (open access)

Our Planet, Volume 14, Number 1, 2003

Magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme discussing worldwide environmental policies and other concerns. This issue is devoted to water consumption.
Date: 2003
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
The ozone hole (open access)

The ozone hole

Discovery of the hole in the ozone layer showed that human activity can have major, and often unexpected impacts on the planet. The destruction of ozone in the stratosphere high above the planet's surface has been brought about as the result of the widespread use of chemicals which under normal conditions are chemically inert and harmless
Date: 2003
Creator: British Antactic Survey
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan (open access)

Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan

A draft strategic plan for the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) was released to the scientific community and the public in November 2002. At the request of the CCSP, the National Academies formed a committee to review this draft strategic plan; the results of this review are reported herein.
Date: 2003
Creator: Committee to Review the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 5, January 2003 (open access)

Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 5, January 2003

This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
Date: January 2003
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Science Perspectives on the CCSP Strategic Plan (open access)

Science Perspectives on the CCSP Strategic Plan

Scientists offer comments on the Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Date: 2003
Creator: U.S. Climate Change Science Program
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library