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Windows to the Universe
Entry ID: Windows2Universe
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Summary
Abstract: Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system covering the Earth
and Space sciences for use by the general public. Windows to the Universe has
been in development since 1995. Our goal is to build an internet site that
includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and
data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and
cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience. Our site
is appropriate for use in libraries, museums, schools, homes, and the
workplace. Students and teachers may find the site especially helpful in their
studying (and teaching!) Earth and Space sciences. Because we have users of all
ages, the site is written in three reading levels approximating elementary,
middle school and high school reading levels. These levels may be chosen by
using the upper button bar of each page of the main site.

We include updates to Windows to the Universe on a regular basis, so we invite
you to revisit the site regularly to see our resources grow and change. Most
recently, we have been working on revising our Geology section of the site, and
have been translating the whole web site into Spanish. We are very interested
in your comments and suggestions for the site, and we encourage you to use the
comments form to pass your ideas on to us.

"http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/about_windows.html"

Service Citation
Originators: University of Michigan
Title: Windows to the Universe
Provider: UCAR
URL: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN ACOUSTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES   [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >GAMMA RAY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADIO WAVE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >X-RAY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Use Constraints
If you are a student or teacher, we grant you permission to use images and text
from our site for "educational" or "research" purposes (as long as you're not
making any money from using our images or text!). If you do use our images
throughout your project, please do put that each image is "Courtesy of Windows
to the Universe, http://www.windows.ucar.edu". Please use this page to include
Windows to the Universe in your bibliography.

If you are from a non-profit organization and will be using our images for
non-profit, educational use, we grant you permission to use images from our
site that a) do not have a credit line b) have a credit line "Windows Original"
c) have a credit line that includes NASA, JPL, NOAA, Hubble Space Telescope or
USGS. For cases a) and b) please do put that the images are "courtesy of
Windows to the Universe, http://www.windows.ucar.edu" throughout the course of
your work. For a full reference, please use our copyright line:
The source of this material is Windows to the Universe, at
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/ at the University Corporation for Atmospheric
Research (UCAR). c1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan;
c2000-01 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.

If you are interested in an image that doesn't fit these criteria, you must
inquire about the image using our comments system. When asking about use of a
particular image, please include the page title and the image credit line so we
know which image you are asking about.

If you are from a for-profit web site or company, please contact us before
using any of our images (please include page title and credit line, so we know
which image you are asking about).

If you have any questions about linking to our site or use of images from our
site, we would be glad to answer your question. When asking about use of a
particular image, please include the page title and the image credit line so we
know which image you are asking about.

Please see our disclaimer page for more information.
Service Provider
Windows to the Universe, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ROBERTA M. JOHNSON
Phone: (303) 497-2590
Fax: (303) 497-2598
Email: rmjohnsn at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Director of Education and Outreach
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Center for Atmospheric Research
PO Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-03-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2005-08-02
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