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Stewards of data, past and present

NOAA@NSIDC preserves data over the long term to support current and future research. Data products serve scientists engaged in research, decision makers planning activities affected by snow and ice, and members of the general public curious about the cryosphere.


Featured Data and Resources

MASIE banner - aerial photo of sea ice
MASIE banner - aerial photo of sea ice
Glacier calving animation
Sea ice drifts in various sizes
Submarine in arctic sea ice
Researcher for AIDJEX pilot study in 1972 sets up equipment.