When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
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Emmons Glacier occupies the northeast flank of Mount Rainier in Washington State. —Credit: Photograph by Austin Post. 1966. Emmons Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.
NSIDC supports research into Earth's frozen regions, including glaciers. This Science and data resources section provides links to glaciology resources within NSIDC and across the Web.
NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection - NSIDC archives a Glacier Photograph Collection of historical photos, which includes both aerial and terrestrial photos for the 1880s to 1975. The photos are primarily of Alaskan glaciers, but coverage also includes the Pacific Northwest and Europe.