NSIDC Services Application Programming Interfaces

NSIDC offers a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow programmers to build NSIDC data and metadata services into their applications. Thus, the following tables list the APIs available from NSIDC.

General Web Services and APIs

Atlas of the Cryosphere
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services allows users to access maps and source data remotely for spatial regions and layers of interest either directly through a URL string or through the various OGC-compatible clients available for accessing these services.
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Get OGC W*S Services Feed
OpenSearch Data Set Level
OpenSearch provides a simple way to discover and access NSIDC's data sets that are provided through Searchlight.
Go to the API Page
Get the OpenSearch Feed
OpenSearch Granule Level
OpenSearch also supports the discovery and access to granules of data within the individual data set. Currently, OpenSearch supports six data sets at the granule level.
Go to the API Page
Get the OpenSearch Granule Level Feed
NASA Earthdata Search REST Interface API
This Programmatic Access interface is used to locate and access DAAC hosted data where you can perform subsetting, reformatting, and/or reprojection services on the data. The resulting output data is synchronously streamed back to the user either as a single file or a multi-file zip.
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