References Used in Compiling Earth System Science Vocabularies

Dictionaries, Glossaries, General Information

American Geological Institute, 1997, Glossary of Geology 4th Ed., Julia A. Jackson (ed.), AGI, Alexandria VA, 769 pp.

Cambridge Dictionary of Science and Technology, 1988, P.M.B. Walker (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 1005 pp.

Geer, I. W., 1996, Glossary of Weather and Climate with Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Terms, American Meteorological Society, Washington DC, 272 pp.

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 64th Ed., 1983, CRC Press.


The World's Biomes,

NASA Earth Observatory (Landcover Classification Dataset View)

Global Vegetation Classification Scheme

Earth History

Levin, H. L., 1999, The Earth Through Time (6th Ed.), Saunders College Publishing, 568 pp.

Wicander, R., and Monroe, J. S., 1993, Historical Geology Evolution of the Earth Through Time (2nd Ed.) , West Publishing Co., Minneapolis, 640 pp.

Earth System Science

American Geological Institute, High level terms extracted from the Geo Ref thesaurus, pers. comm. from Sharon Tahirkheli

Encyclopedia of Earth System Science, W. A. Nierenberg (ed.), Academic Pres, Inc. San Diego.

Global Change Master Directory (GCMD Parameter Valids)

Graf, W. L. (ed.), 1987, Geomorphic Systems of North America, GSA Centennial Special Volume 2.

Johnson, D. R., Ruzek, M., and Kalb, M., 1997, What is Earth System Science? Proceedings of the 1997 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Singapore, August 4-8, 1997, pp. 688-691.

Merritts, D., DeWet, A., and Menking, K., 1997, Environmental Geology An Earth System Science Approach, W. H. Freeman Press, New York, 452 pp.

Skinner, B. J., and Porter, S. C., 1987, Physical Geology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 750 pp.

Skinner, B. J., and Porter, S. C., 1995, The Blue Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 491 pp.

United States Geological Survey, Physical divisions of the United States

Human Geography

Knox, P. L., and Marston, S. A., 2001, Places and Regions in Global Context Human Geography, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 526 pp.

Rubenstein, J. M., 2002, The Cultural Landscape An Introduction to Human Geography, 7th ed., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 517 pp.

STEM Digital Libraries

Ilumina?Educational Resources for Science & Mathematics

Physics Forum (Physics Glossary)

USGS Gateway to the Earth: Controlled Vocabulary Project, Linda Hill Principal Investigator