How much can a single person affect Earth’s changing climate?
Advancing knowledge of Earth's frozen regions
NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.
Scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions plus daily images
NASA Earth science data on snow, ice, cryosphere, and climate.
Working together to understand the changing Arctic system.
Facts, photos and educational resources about Earth's frozen regions.
Mapping decades of NASA scientific data.
Daily surface melt images from NASA data, and scientific analysis.
Arctic sea ice extent retreated to 4.14 million sq. km. on September 10, then grew rapidly. At the end of the month, sea ice extent averaged 4.72 million sq. km.
A newly published book chapter discusses the role of technology in sharing and preserving Indigenous Knowledge for future generations.
Arctic sea ice reached its apparent minimum extent on September 10, 2016. Arctic sea ice extent on that day stood at 4.14 million sq. km., statistically tied at second lowest in the satellite record with the 2007 minimum.
Sea ice extent over the Arctic Ocean averaged 14.52 million square kilometers on March 24, beating last year’s record low of 14.54 million square kilometers on February 25.