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 ...
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The Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) serves as a central node of the IPA Global Geocryological Data (GGD) system. The GGD is an internationally distributed system linking investigators and data centers around the world. Many of the products listed here are available directly through the FGDC and some are held by other institutions. For those data sets held by other institutions, NSIDC provides the original metadata for the data set, and asks users to contact the Principal Investigator to access the data.
Access Frozen Ground Data Sets at NSIDC
Note: After clicking on this link to the NSIDC Search Tool, the words Frozen Ground Data should automatically display in the main search box. However, if those words don't automatically display, in order to list all of the data for the FGDC in your search, type the words Frozen Ground Data in the main search box. A listing of all of the GGD FGDC data sets will display.