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.
Arctic climate versus weather, water sky and ice blink, highs, lows, and the Arctic Oscillation: You’ll read about them, and much more, in All About Arctic Climate and Meteorology. The site… Read more »
A data set comprised of historical Greenland snow accumulation data from 1911 to 1981 has been released in digital format. This data was acquired and compiled by geologist Dr. Carl… Read more »
The contents of the World Glacier Inventory database have been put into three new formats. A shapefile for those who use GIS software, in a Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) file… Read more »
The Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center (ARC), formerly ROCS, at NSIDC maintains a unique and rare collection, documenting early polar exploration and the first scientific expeditions to the… Read more »
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.