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NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC)

Enabling researchers and data users to better understand how changes in the cryosphere impact our planet.

Catch up on news and stories about how NSIDC DAAC data are being used in research, as well as spotlights on how you can use the data, tools and resources we offer. If you are using NSIDC DAAC 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.

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A photograph of the edge of an ice shelf in Antarctica
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.
Graphic of measurements of Earth's surface in a region of icebergs and glaciers
The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) archives and manages data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2). Here is a snapshot of the ICESat-2 mission and its data.
icesat2-hqprint_2
In September 2018, NASA launched the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) to help scientists investigate why and how much the frozen parts of our world are changing as a result of global warming. This week, nearly two years after data
Spring in the Arctic
NSIDC researcher Julienne Stroeve returned to land from the Arctic expedition called Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) at the beginning of April. Upon her return, we sat down to discuss her trip, research, and how her expectations turned out. This is the second part of her MOSAiC story.