The COLD Database

The COLD Database is comprised of the following:

The USPA Permafrost Alert Program (2011 - 2022)

Between September 2011 and December 2022, the COLD Database was updated each month with new references to permafrost. These updates were supported by the U. S. Permafrost Association which, with generous support from program sponsors, posted a monthly alert to the recent permafrost literature. For more information on the Permafrost Monthly Alert and the program sponsors please visit:

Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology (1900-2011)

The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology (early 1900’s – 2011) includes references to scientific and engineering research related to material and operations in a winter battlefield, the nature and impact of cold on facilities and activities, cold-related environmental problems, and the impact of human activity on cold environments.

Antarctic Bibliography (1950-2011)

The Antarctic Bibliography (1950 – 2011) covers all disciplines related to the region including biological and geological sciences, medical sciences, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and terrestrial physics, expeditions, logistics equipment and supplies, and tourism.

For more information see About the Database.

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