Crevasse in dissipator of Stockje Glacier. Aug. 11, 1894. Photographed by Harry F. Reid. Image Credit: Courtesy NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection
5 January 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and NSIDC have been awarded a $148,586 grant to digitize, describe, and publish approximately 9,000 images dating back to the 1850s.

This grayscale image of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet shows the Recovery Ice Stream flowing out of the rugged Shackleton Range Mountains and merging into Filchner Ice Shelf. The image is from the Mosaic of Antarctica, a map of digital images of the continent based on observations collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. Credit—National Snow and Ice Data Center, MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica. High-resolution image
12 October 2015

Powerful winds are vaporizing and removing massive amounts of snow from Antarctica, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The finding could shift estimates of how much the ice-covered continent is contributing to sea level rise.

September 2015 extent map
6 October 2015

At the end of its melt season, the Arctic’s ice cover fell to the fourth lowest extent in the satellite record, both in the daily and monthly average, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).


10 February 2016

Sea Ice in the 1960s from Satellites