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NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

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Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis

Scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions plus daily images.
ELOKA

ELOKA

Working together to understand the changing Arctic system.

Satellite Observations of the Arctic

Mapping decades of NASA scientific data.
The NASA DAAC at NSIDC

The NASA DAAC at NSIDC

NASA Earth science data on snow, ice, cryosphere, and climate.
Visit the Cryosphere

Visit the Cryosphere

Facts, photos and educational resources about Earth's frozen regions.
Greenland Today

Greenland Today

Daily surface melt images from NASA data, and scientific analysis.

News

30 March 2018

Roger G. Barry, founding director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), passed away on March 19, 2018, concluding a distinguished career in the study of the cryosphere and mountain climates.

23 March 2018

Sea ice over the Arctic Ocean likely reached its maximum extent for the year on March 17, the second lowest in the 39-year satellite record, falling just behind 2017.

5 February 2018

The finding has significant implications for human health and ecosystems worldwide.

23 January 2018

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the amount of dust on the mountain snowpack controls how fast the Colorado Basin’s rivers rise in the spring.

11 December 2017

The collection of in-depth science stories reveals the surprising ways that scientists use satellite data to study our planet.

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