Cryosphere Quick Facts

sea iceFind out how Arctic sea ice is changing and why it matters. Arctic sea ice keeps the polar regions cool and helps moderate global climate.

ice shelf and ocean waterFind out why ice shelves have begun to collapse. In recent years, ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula and along the northern coast of Canada have experienced rapid disintegration.

icebergAn iceberg sank the Titanic. Find out why climate scientists, oceanographers, and biologists watch icebergs today.