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Advancing knowledge of Earth's frozen regions

NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

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Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis

Scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions plus daily images.
ELOKA

ELOKA

Working together to understand the changing Arctic system.

Satellite Observations of the Arctic

Mapping decades of NASA scientific data.
The NASA DAAC at NSIDC

The NASA DAAC at NSIDC

NASA Earth science data on snow, ice, cryosphere, and climate.
Visit the Cryosphere

Visit the Cryosphere

Facts, photos and educational resources about Earth's frozen regions.
Greenland Today

Greenland Today

Daily surface melt images from NASA data, and scientific analysis.

News

5 February 2018

The finding has significant implications for human health and ecosystems worldwide.

23 January 2018

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the amount of dust on the mountain snowpack controls how fast the Colorado Basin’s rivers rise in the spring.

11 December 2017

The collection of in-depth science stories reveals the surprising ways that scientists use satellite data to study our planet.

5 October 2017

NSIDC scientists release the full analysis of the 2017 Arctic sea ice melt season.

19 September 2017

The Arctic sea ice minimum for 2017 is the eighth lowest in the satellite record.

Events

28 February 2018

Exploring the feasibility of a sea-ice satellite simulator