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Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014
2 April 2014

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 21 at 14.91 million square kilometers.

Arctic sea ice pack north of Alaska
27 March 2014

A new study says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic's summer ice extent are not yet reliable.

canisters full of photographic film reels
17 December 2013

An NSIDC project that produced the earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice has been given the International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences.

Snow surface near Plateau Sation in East Antarctica
9 December 2013

NSIDC scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent.