map widget from IceFlow

There and back again: the IceFlow data tool

With support from NASA, the NSIDC DAAC now offers an interactive tool called IceFlow that harmonizes and standardizes lidar data into a uniform format, allowing scientists to analyze significant changes within the cyrosphere.


Spring in the Arctic

Frozen in a drift: A MOSAiC story, part II

After drifting four and a half months on a ship in an Arctic winter, NSIDC research scientist Julienne Stroeve reflects on her experience and research. This is the second piece of a two-part story.


Frozen in a drift: A MOSAiC story, part I

NSIDC research Julienne Stroeve spent a winter in the Arctic for the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition. Before she left, we sat down for a conversation about her research plans and expectations.


Yup'ik elders record their knowledge of place names near the mouth of the Yukon River

The names they carry: The continued efforts of Yupik elders to pass down knowledge

A school district in Alaska takes the reins of the Yup'ik Atlas, an online, interactive platform that archives Yup'ik places names and culture passed down from their elders. The Exchange of Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), a NSIDC program, helps bring the atlas to life and continues to support communities in their ongoing efforts to thwart the loss of knowledge.