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.
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.
NOAA@NSIDC has archived and made SCICEX 2000 and 2003 Expendable Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (XCTD) data available from the SCICEX Web site.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) had humble beginnings when the U.S. World Data Center (WDC) for Glaciology moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1976.
NOAA@NSIDC is pleased to announce that the Sea Ice Index data archive now has daily as well as monthly ice extent numbers for the northern and southern hemispheres, and the product documentation has also been overhauled.