NOAA@NSIDC

Stewards of data, past and present

Overview

With funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a small team at NSIDC manages, archives, and publishes data sets with an emphasis on in situ data and data from operational communities such as the U.S. Navy.  NOAA@NSIDC strives to digitize and publish old and sometimes forgotten but valuable analog data. We also help develop educational pages, contribute to larger center-wide projects, and support the Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at NSIDC.

Featured NOAA@NSIDC Products

MASIE Example Sea Ice Index Example Glacier Photograph Collection Example World Glacier Inventory Map Canadian Ice Service Sea Ice Charts Google Earth Example National Ice Center Map
  • MASIE

    Current sea ice conditions produced from multiple sources and sensors.

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  • Sea Ice Index

    Images from passive microwave satellite data that depict current and past sea ice conditions.

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  • Glacier Photograph Collection

    An online, searchable collection of photographs of glaciers.

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  • World Glacier Inventory

    Contains information on over 100,000 glaciers throughout the world.

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  • Canadian Ice Service Sea Ice Charts

    CIS Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the GDSIDB.

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  • NSIDC data in Google Earth

    Resource for Google Earth KML files that enable users to view snow and ice images on a Virtual Globe.

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  • National Ice Center Sea Ice Charts

    Arctic sea ice concentration climatology derived from the NIC operational ice-chart time series.

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Sponsors

NSIDC was established at the University of Colorado in 1982 by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to serve as a national information and referral center for polar research. While NSIDC is not part of NOAA, we are affiliated with the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) through a cooperative agreement and archive and distribute our NOAA data in partnership with NGDC. NOAA@NSIDC activities are made possible by support from NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC and the NOAA Arctic Research Program.

NOAA@NSIDC News

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02 Jun 2015

28 May 2015

See Also

Offers a unique set of collections focused on both science and history in the Earth's frozen regions.

Other NOAA Web sites regarding polar research, snow and ice analysis, and data management.