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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Bridging the gaps

Operation IceBridge flies a fleet of aircraft over Earth's polar ice, using dozens of instruments to pierce through ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice. The NASA mission captures thousands of images and tons of data to produce more than 60 datasets, but the old IceBridge Data Portal did not make it easy for researchers to access data. So NSIDC has changed the portal. See how...

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On the shoulders of giants: Why include data citations in research?

Why is citing data important? Including data citations can be just as valuable as literature citations, not only to fellow researchers, but to those who compile data, organizations distributing data, and agencies that fund research.

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