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QELP Links

General Data Sets
  Chance Project at Dartmouth University: Sponsored by the Mathematics Department at Dartmouth, this site contains some data sets emphasizing probability and statistics, designed to support a curriculum that promotes quantitative literacy.
  Differential Equation Data Sets at the University of Arizona: This site supports a differential equations textbook by David Lomen and David Lovelock, as well as the Arizona Mathematical Software program. Data sets are available in the following disciplines:| Chemistry, Electricity, Growth, Motion, Population and Miscellaneous.
  Data and Story Library (DASL or "Dazzle"): Hosted by the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, this is a very comprehensive website that features data sets from many fields and disciplines, with accompanying textural descriptions (stories) and graphical representations. The mathematical emphasis of these data and stories is almost exclusively statistics. This is a great website.
  EESEE: The Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises at Ohio State University "is designed to be a resource for educators and an aid for students in the study of statistics. It is intended to serve as a supplement to introductory textbooks written for students with varying degrees of mathematical backgrounds. EESEE currently includes over 80 "real-world" stories, or examples, about the uses and abuses of statistics and statistical inference, drawn from published and printed media encompassing a wide range of subject-matter areas."
  StatLib at Carnegie Mellon University: Another web site at CMU, containing data sets submitted by interested users. Statistical in focus but quite diverse.
  Time Series Data Library (TSDL) by Rob Hyndman of Monash University: Over 500 different time series data sets in a couple of dozen different disciplines, plus links to a few other time series web sites.
More Specific Data Sets by Topic
  Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at Scripps: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) collects and warehouses information on waves, wind and temperature collected by buoys along the coasts of CA, OR and WA.
  The Data Zoo at the Center for Coastal Studies at UCSD Also sponsored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Unadulterated data in compressed files from various cruises and research projects.
  US Census Bureau All manner of US and international census information (populations, economics, social indicators, etc.), including searchable databases and animated graphics. Highly recommended site.
  National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) The statistics arm of the USDA, probably the best single source of agricultural data, with searchable databases that can be customized to your needs. Great time series information.
  National Soil Survey Center NSSC Database Sponsored by the USDA and Iowa State University. A variety of data, such as monthly soil temperatures for stations in each state, and some large GIS databases on soil type distributions in the US.
  Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) One of three interstate commissions dedicated to resolving fishery issues. Look under "Projects"; each project often contains a wide variety of fisheries data, usually related to commercial and sport fisheries.
  DOE/EIA Energy Consumption The Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, has a special page devoted to energy use, which contains many different data sets based on energy type, usage sector, etc. There's a special residential energy consumption page for the 1997 household survey, with very detailed data.
  EPA's Clean Air Markets Program, Data Download Data on acid rain, NOx, SOx and other air pollutants, including emissions, deposition and other air quality measurements. Files are in a wide variety of formats (zipped, Excel, PDF, etc.). Links to other data sources.
  EPA's Office of Air and Radiation OAR Another EPA site for air quality information, such as reports, graphics (real time and not) and data tables. Customizable searches.
  National Atmospheric Deposition Program NADP A four-star website. A clickable map of the US shows all the monitoring stations in the program, each of which is linked to tons of data. Customizable searches too. AWESOME.
  Water on the Web Water on the Web (WOW) offers unique opportunities for high school and first year college students to learn basic science through hands-on science activities. The website features real water quality data from 4 Minnesota lakes, provided in real-time and archived formats. Excellent graphical displays of data.

Quantitative Environmental Projects and Programs at Colleges and Universities
  The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications: A project funded by the National Science Foundation, with about a half dozen contributing institutions.
  EE Link Environmental Education on the Internet, a project of the North American Association of Environmental Education. Mostly K-12 information; worth checking out.
  Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at OGI "is one of the oldest stand-alone environmental and engineering programs in the country. Founded over 25 years ago, we are known for our research and education programs that balance practical applications with fundamental investigations of the physical, chemical, and biological processes underlying environmental phenomena."
  University of Washington The Center for Quantitative Studies in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife is an inter-college interdisciplinary academic unit at the UW. CQS "is dedicated to providing high quality instruction in mathematical and applied statistical methods for undergraduate students in the biological sciences, renewable resources management, and environmental studies."

  EarthMath This website offers curriculum materials devoted to environmental mathematics for mathematics courses ranging from algebra through calculus. Features include "a guided inquiry format, web-based interactive materials, seamless interface with state-of-the-art technology, use of real data, interesting, comprehensive applications of mathematical concepts, and versatility and flexibility of classroom use."

  MAA Special Interest Group on Environmental Mathematics (EM SIGMAA) A portal to environmental mathematics education and related events sponsored through the Mathematical Association of America.