USGS glaciologist Bruce Molnia is a science advisor and contributor to the Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection. On Friday, 29 November, he… Read more »
Glaciers are rapidly shrinking around the world in response to a warming Earth. Many of them will disappear in the coming decades, after having persisted for thousands of years. The … Read more »
This climate data record (CDR) is a collection of observations from 1947 to 2012 of Arctic sea-ice draft, freeboard, and thickness. Existing observations of sea-ice thickness span a variety of… Read more »
When monthly processing for the July 2013 update to the Sea Ice Index took place, the baseline climatological period for it and for the Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis… Read more »
NOAA@NSIDC plans to change the baseline climatological period for the Sea Ice Index and the Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis (ASINA) from 22 years (1979-2000, inclusive) to 30 years… Read more »
Two papers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas created in 2000 have been re-published as NSIDC Special Reports.
From 1893 to 1956, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) created charts of observed and inferred sea ice extent for each summer month. These charts are now available from NSIDC.
This data set, Arctic Landfast Sea Ice 1953-1998, contains monthly mean concentrations of fast ice for the Arctic Ocean.
The International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database now contains 2010 and 2011 data.
While the content remains the same, the Sea Ice Index Web site has been functionally redesigned so that it is easier to find and compare earlier years of Sea Ice Index data or check up on trends and anomalies in sea ice extent.