18 May 2006
NSIDC Data Viewable Using Google Earth
NSIDC has made a select set of data viewable through the popular interactive desktop application, Google Earth.
Currently, Google Earth users can view permafrost, snow, sea ice extent, and photographs of glaciers (see Figure 1).
Distribution of permafrost, snow, and ice are displayed as overlays on the Google Earth base map. Snow and ice information are updated daily. The glacier photographs are indicated by individual “push pins” that reveal the actual photograph when clicked.