Martian North Pole

Earth to Mars: planets of ice and fire

What can researchers learn about Mars from studying Earth's snow and ice?

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MODIS to VIIRS: Building a time series

A new satellite instrument helps expand NSIDC's cryospheric satellite products, which provide snow and ice data extending from 1979 to the present.

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Satellite image of North Polar Cap of Mars, showing dune fields

Megadunes on Mars: an Antarctic analog

Giant snow dunes in Antarctica help researchers decipher strikingly similar dunes on the Martian polar ice caps.

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Prompting proactive avalanche control

In Colorado's high country, NSIDC researcher Jeff Deems collaborates with the Colorado Department of Transportation and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to provide snow depth maps that will help with avalanche mitigation.

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