The NSIDC DAAC provides data and information on snow, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, ice shelves, frozen ground, soil moisture, cryosphere, and climate interactions, in support of research in global change detection, model validation, and water resource management. 

 

Snow

 

Glaciers

 

Ice Sheets

 

Sea Ice

 

Ice Shelves

 

Soil Moisture

 

Frozen Ground

About the DAAC

About the DAAC

The NSIDC DAAC provides general data and information services to the cryospheric and polar processes research community.
Citing DAAC data

Citing DAAC data

DAAC data sets require citations when used in research.
Data in action

Data in Action

Learn how NSIDC DAAC data are used in research and applications.
Data updates and announcements

Data updates and announcements

News and tips for data users.

SMAP

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar and radiometer provide global, high-resolution mapping of soil moisture and freeze/thaw state.
VIIRS

VIIRS

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) acquires visible and infrared imagery and radiometric measurements of the cryosphere, including snow cover and sea ice.
IceBridge

IceBridge

Operation IceBridge airborne mission observations and measurements include coastal Greenland, coastal Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula, interior Antarctica, the southeast Alaskan glaciers, and Antarctic and Arctic sea ice.
SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS

SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS

Passive microwave sensors offering an extensive data record which spans from 1978 through the present.
Arctic Change

Satellite Observations of Arctic Change

NASA satellite data and research on Arctic change, in the form of maps that illustrate the changes taking place in the Arctic over time.