Polaris allows for the search and customization of NSIDC data with immediate downloads. Begin by entering search criteria.

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Geospatial help
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Choose view : North Polar Global South Polar
Date Range help
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Intra-annual Range help
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Variables help
29 Year Snow Melt
Average Sea Ice Concentration
Blowing Snow Sublimation
Brightness Temperature
Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Liquid Precipitation
Mean Distance
MODIS snow-covered area (SCA)
Scaled Precipitation Non-Snow
Scaled Precipitation - Snow
Sea Ice Concentration
Snow Cover
Snow Depth
Snow Melt
Snow Melt Rate
Snow Melt Runoff at the Base of the Snow Pack
Snowpack Average Temperature
Snow Pack Average Temperature
Snow Pack Sublimation
Snowpack Thickness
Snow Water Equivalent
Solid Precipitation
Sublimation from the Snow Pack
Sublimation of Blowing Snow
Data Sets help
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily Global Quarter-Degree Gridded Brightness Temperatures
DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland
Global EASE-Grid 8-day Blended SSM/I and MODIS Snow Cover
Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Characteristics Derived from Passive Microwave Data
Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations
Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
Nimbus-7 SMMR Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures
Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data
Snow Data Assimilation System (SNODAS) Data Products at NSIDC