Stewards of data, past and present
Stories about how NOAA@NSIDC data are being used in research; plus updates and spotlights on how you can use the data, tools and resources we offer. If you are using NOAA@NSIDC data in your research, teaching or some other way, let us know and we may feature your work in our next article. Share your story with us today.
News & Stories
The Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database (G01377), archived by NOAA@NSIDC, has some of the oldest observations on record at NSIDC. The database includes observations dating back to the ninth century.
If you have ever felt unsure of what to do next when finding, downloading, or working with a data product distributed by NSIDC, then our user resources are for you.
Welcome to the new NSIDC.org! Our website now offers an even more intuitive and efficient interface to allow users from all different backgrounds to discover and analyze over 1400 data sets and gain expert-verified knowledge about the cryosphere.
What defines a glacier? What are the world’s three largest glaciers? What are the largest glaciers in each region of the world? As often as the rapidly changing cryosphere is making headlines, from stories on dwindling Arctic sea ice to thawing permafrost to melting ice sheets, one would think the answers to these questions would be obvious and easy to find.
From 1980 to 2010, a young researcher used the sea ice concentration data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to forecast the arrival of Alaska's Chinook Salmon in the Yukon River.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has just released a catalogue of benchmark data sets, including four from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), to promote as trusted data sources, simplify user access and support global policy