NOAA@NSIDC

Stewards of data, past and present

Overview

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 Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at NSIDC.

Featured NOAA@NSIDC Products

MASIE Example Sea Ice Index Example Glacier Photograph Collection Example World Glacier Inventory Map Canadian Ice Service Sea Ice Charts Google Earth Example National Ice Center Map
  • MASIE

    Current sea ice conditions produced from multiple sources and sensors.

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  • Sea Ice Index

    Images from passive microwave satellite data that depict current and past sea ice conditions.

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  • Glacier Photograph Collection

    An online, searchable collection of photographs of glaciers.

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  • World Glacier Inventory

    Contains information on over 100,000 glaciers throughout the world.

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  • Canadian Ice Service Sea Ice Charts

    CIS Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the GDSIDB.

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  • NSIDC data in Google Earth

    Resource for Google Earth KML files that enable users to view snow and ice images on a Virtual Globe.

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  • National Ice Center Sea Ice Charts

    Arctic sea ice concentration climatology derived from the NIC operational ice-chart time series.

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Sponsors

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.

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See Also

Offers a unique set of collections focused on both science and history in the Earth's frozen regions.

Other NOAA Web sites regarding polar research, snow and ice analysis, and data management.