Antarctic Ice Sheet Crane Glacier from the air MOA Map of Antarctica wilkins ice shelf 13 Feb 2003 pic
  • WAIS Workshop 2014

    The 22nd West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative (WAIS) Workshop will take place September 24 - 27 at Camp Cedar Glen in Julian, California. This three-day workshop brings together early career and senior researchers for an exchange of ideas and cutting edge science on the WAIS. Stay tuned for more details.

  • On Thin Ice Blog

    Follow NSIDC scientists as they explore the crumbling Antarctic Ice Shelf as part of the NSF-funded Larsen Ice Shelf System Antractica (LARISSA) project.


  • MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map

    Use the MOA Image Map, which consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantatative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and surrounding islands.


  • Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves

    View pictures from the Antarctic Ice Shelf Image Archive spanning back to the late 1980s using data from the AVHRR Polar 1 km data set and the MODIS Level-1B data set.



The Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC) at NSIDC archives and distributes Antarctic glaciological and cryospheric data collected by the U.S. Antarctic Program. From this Web site, you can access the data, the metadata, and the guide documentation for each data set as well as submit your data for archival, find related data sets, and access a collection of Antarctica photographs and images from the NSIDC archive.


Funding for this project is provided by the Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology Grant: NSF OPP ANT 0944763. AGDC is part of the U.S. Antarctic Data Consortium (ADC).