The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team at NSIDC manages, archives, and publishes data sets with an emphasis on in situ data, data sets from operational communities such as the U.S. Navy, and digitizing old and sometimes forgotten but valuable analog data. We also help develop educational pages, contribute to larger center-wide projects, and support the Roger G. Barry Archive and Resource Center (ARC) at NSIDC.
Featured NOAA@NSIDC Products
Current sea ice conditions produced from multiple sources and sensors.
Images from passive microwave satellite data that depict current and past sea ice conditions.
An online, searchable collection of photographs of glaciers.
Resource for Google Earth KML files that enable users to view snow and ice images on a Virtual Globe.
- Contains information on over 100,000 glaciers throughout the world.
- Arctic sea ice concentration climatology derived from the NIC operational ice-chart time series.
- CIS Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the GDSIDB.
NSIDC was established at the University of Colorado in 1982 by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to serve as a national information and referral center for polar research. While NSIDC is not part of NOAA, we are affiliated with the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) through a cooperative agreement and archive and distribute our NOAA data in partnership with NGDC. NOAA@NSIDC activities are made possible by support from NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC and the NOAA Arctic Research Program.