Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary



About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

The Inconstant Moon
The Inconstant Moon

Our solar system and the universe — selected resources on the web

On the Web

Astronomy Online
News and features from the magazine Astronomy Now.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Robert Nemiroff (Michigan Technical University) and Jerry Bonnell (Universities Space Research Association) present an informative and ever-changing view of the cosmos in the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Auroras 2000
Site contains detailed information about auroras, including images, and links to relevant web sites.

EOS Data and Information System
Aaccess to data and products resulting from NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS), part of the Mission to Planet Earth program.

Eric Mouquet Astrophotographies
Deep space photographs.

European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its site contains links to various satellite activities in ESA's programmes. Global satellite maps include coverage of the Antarctic ozone hole, which is updated hourly, and other atmospheric conditions.

Explore Mars Now
Interactive simulation of a habitat for a future Mars mission.

Inconstant Moon
Information, animations and an interactive calendar.

International Space Station Education Kit
The European Space Agency has published an International Space Station (ISS) Education Kit to meet the requirements for teaching Space and in particular subjects related to the ISS to European students, aged 12-15. Available free on application.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Leading centre in the United States for robotic exploration of ths solar system. Site contains live reports on expeditions to Mars and other planets.

Planetary Web
University College London presents the Planetary Web, featuring information, events, news, links and more.

Satellite Predictions
The German Space Operations Centre, which is part of the German Aerospace Centre, maintains a set of dynamic web pages which generate visibility predictions for visible satellites and Iridium flares for any location on the Earth.

SKY Online
Information about current astronomical events, equipment reviews, links to other astronomical sites and much more from the publishers of Sky and Telescope.

SolarMax is a 40-minute giant-screen documentary that tells the story of humanity's struggle to understand the Sun. The website includes clips from the movie, educational material and links to other relevant sites.

Space Physics Interactive Data Resource (SPIDR)
A comprehensive collection of data made available by the Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the US National Geophysical Data Center. Data can be browsed and visualized on-line.

Space Shuttle
The NASA Space Shuttle site provides news and imagery from any current Shuttle flight.

Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment, including regularly updated solar data (solar wind, solar flares, sunspots, interplanetary magnetic field).

Views from space
Discover the world from on high through a series of images of agricultural, ecological, desert, aquatic and human planetary features from the EROS Data Center.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015