For the Media
Welcome to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Please contact us through the links in the side bar of this page and also make sure to explore our highlighted resources below.
Introduction to the National Snow and Ice Data Center
More Media Resources
What we do
From data management and software development to scientific research, learn about NSIDC.
Meet our experts
Connect with the world's foremost experts on the cryosphere. Meet NSIDC's leadership and researchers.
Photo and video galleries
Explore images and video resources in the NSIDC Flickr Library, the NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection, and our YouTube channel.
Arctic Sea Ice Analysis & Images (ASINA)
Looking for our latest scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions? Need daily and monthly sea ice extent images?
All our scientific analyses
In addition to analysis of Arctic sea ice, NSIDC scientists also produce regular analyses of ice sheet conditions in Greenland and Antarctica as well as snow condition analyses.
Explore various interactive data visualization tools to enhance your story.
Latest news and stories
As Earth’s frozen regions change rapidly, NSIDC is committed to growing its research and open access data to better understand these changes. Keep up on the latest NSIDC research, data, and resources.
What is the cryosphere?
The cryosphere refers to the regions on Earth where water freezes into snow or ice. Read quick facts and science about this important Earth system.
Parts of the cryosphere
Quick facts, basic science and information about why different parts of the cryosphere matter including Arctic weather and climate, frozen ground and permafrost, glaciers, ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, and snow.
Ask a Scientist