NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

Supporting scientific study of the cryosphere

About the NSIDC DAAC

The NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) processes, archives, documents, and distributes data from NASA's past and current Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites and field measurement programs. The NSIDC DAAC focuses on the study of the cryosphere. Read moreá╗

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Data in Action

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  • Winter's Water

    MODIS data from the NSIDC DAAC helps scientists model snowfall into a water supply forecast for the arid Western U.S.

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  • Waiting for Gojal

    Scientists in the U.S. were able to keep their eyes on the flood danger from a rockslide-dammed lake in Pakistan, using the NSIDC DAAC's GLIMS Glacier Database and other NASA remote sensing data.

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  • Hidden Carbon

    What role will the carbon cycle play in climate change, and vice versa? Scientists studying Earth's carbon sink turn to data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) sensor aboard the NASA Aqua satellite.

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  • Fathoming Antarctica

    Scientist study lakes hidden far beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, using MODIS and ICESat data from the NSIDC DAAC, as well as other NASA remote sensing data.

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