The NSIDC DAAC focuses on snow, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, frozen ground, soil moisture, cryosphere, and climate interactions.

 

Snow

 

Glaciers

 

Ice Sheets

 

Frozen Ground

 

Ice Shelves

 

Soil Moisture

 

Sea Ice

Browse all NSIDC DAAC data

Browse all NSIDC DAAC data

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AMSR

AMSR

Level-1A and Level-2A data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) instrument that was flown on the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) satellite.
Aquarius

Aquarius

Swath-based Level-2 and Level-3 data products from the Aquarius microwave radiometers and scatterometer on the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) platform.
IceBridge

IceBridge

IceBridge mission observations and measurements include coastal Greenland, coastal Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula, interior Antarctica, the southeast Alaskan glaciers, and Antarctic and Arctic sea ice.
ICESat/GLAS

ICESat/GLAS

Level-1 and Level-2 data products from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument.
MEaSUREs

MEaSUREs

The Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program develops consistent global- and continental-scale Earth System Data Records.
MODIS

MODIS

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), on the Aqua and Terra satellites, is a 36-channel visible to thermal-infrared sensor.
PARCA

PARCA

The primary goal of the Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) is measuring and understanding the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet. 

SMAP

Validation campaign data and science data for the SMAP mission, including Level-1 through Level-4 radiometer data, Level-2 and Level-3 radar and combined radar/radiometer data, and Level-4 radiometer data.

SMMR-SSM/I-SSMIS

Passive microwave sensors offering an extensive data record which spans from 1978 through the present.
VIIRS

VIIRS

Cryospheric data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).
Data updates and announcements

Data updates and announcements

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Citing DAAC data

Citing DAAC data

DAAC data sets require citations when used in research.
Data in action

Data in Action

Learn how NSIDC DAAC data are used in research and applications.
About the NSIDC DAAC

About the NSIDC DAAC

The NSIDC DAAC focuses on snow, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, frozen ground, soil moisture, cryosphere, and climate interactions.