This grayscale image of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet shows the Recovery Ice Stream flowing out of the rugged Shackleton Range Mountains and merging into Filchner Ice Shelf. The image is from the Mosaic of Antarctica, a map of digital images of the continent based on observations collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. Credit—National Snow and Ice Data Center, MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica. High-resolution image
12 October 2015

Powerful winds are vaporizing and removing massive amounts of snow from Antarctica, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The finding could shift estimates of how much the ice-covered continent is contributing to sea level rise.

September 2015 extent map
6 October 2015

At the end of its melt season, the Arctic’s ice cover fell to the fourth lowest extent in the satellite record, both in the daily and monthly average, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

 The village of Qannaaq, Greenland,
21 September 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost could result in an additional $43 trillion in economic impacts by the end of the twenty-second century, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). 

This image shows a NASA Blue Marble view of the Arctic on September 11, 2015 when sea ice extent was at 4.41 million square kilometers (1.70 million square miles).
15 September 2015

Arctic sea ice extent appears to have reached its minimum extent on September 11, 2015, measured at 4.41 million square kilometers (1.70 million square miles).