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Looking for facts and information? See About the Cryosphere.
Icelights: Answers to your burning questions about ice and climate
What's hot in the news around climate and sea ice and what are scientists talking about now? Read more...
What is the Cryosphere?
When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
The ARC Resource Center serves as a resource for information related to Earth's frozen regions, providing research materials and reference services for researchers at NSIDC, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the general public.
The collection contains information spanning more than a century of research in the fields of glaciology, snow and ice, polar exploration, frozen ground, and climatology, in various languages and in a variety of formats, including rare materials found in only a few institutions in the world. It contains over 44,000 monographs, serials, journal articles, reprints, videos, maps, atlases and CD-ROMs. We currently receive over 40 periodicals and newsletters relating to the cryosphere and to the remote sensing of ice and snow.
The Resource Center is staffed by professional librarians who can help you with your questions and information searches. See the ARC catalog to search for items in the collection.
Scott Polar Research Institute Library & Archives
SPRI has the world's most comprehensive polar Library and Archives. Our new extension, The Shackleton Memorial Library was opened in November 1998. Together with the World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge, the Library has developed high-quality online information resources.
Polar Libraries Colloquy
The Colloquy provides an international forum through which librarians and others concerned with the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information dealing with the Arctic and Antarctic regions, discuss issues of mutual interest and promote initiatives leading to improved collections and services.