The COLD Database contains content from three separate initiatives that relate to cold regions. These initiatives are:
Permafrost Monthly Alert
Bibliography on Cold Regions Sciences and Technology
Permafrost Monthly Alert Program
Between September 2011 and December 2022, the COLD Database was updated each month with new references to permafrost. These updates were underwritten by the U. S. Permafrost Association which sponsors a monthly alert to the recent permafrost literature. These additions to the database were made possible through the generous support of the PMA program sponsors. For more information on the PMA program and its sponsors, please visit: www.uspermafrost.org/permafrost-monthly-alerts
Cold Regions Bibliography Project
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) continued the Antarctic Bibliography and the Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology (formerly produced by the Library of Congress) as part of the Cold Regions Bibliography Project from 2000 through September 2011. These bibliographies provide coverage of:
- Antarctic research and exploration
- Cold Regions engineering and physical science information
AGI compiled the Cold Regions Bibliography based on sources provided by U.S. and overseas scientists, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and libraries and polar and research institutions worldwide.
In addition, through a cooperative agreement with AGI, the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) provided information on the Antarctic materials housed in the SPRI library at the University of Cambridge.
The Cold Regions Bibliography Project was supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory under NSF Grant No. OPP-0440772. Support for web site migration is provided under NSF Grant No. PLR-1062661.
The Antarctic Bibliography 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. The bibliography includes references to publications dating from 1950 and currently includes more than 91,000 references. Please note: The Bibliography was last updated September 30, 2011.
The Antarctic Bibliography was produced with support from the National Science Foundation with contributions from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.
Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology
The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology 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. The bibliography includes references to publications dating from the early 1900’s. Please note: The Bibliography was last updated September 30, 2011.
The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.