Data Announcement
  • Glaciers
  • Ice shelves
  • Sea ice

Data set updates: New Earthdata Cloud access option for ICESat-2 and ICESat data sets

The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has added 34 data sets from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 / Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ICESat-2/ATLAS) and Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation / Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (ICEsat/GLAS) satellite missions to NASA Earthdata Cloud. Earthdata Cloud is NASA’s archive of Earth observations, hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). These data sets will continue to be available to users via their current and familiar workflows, while allowing users the opportunity to access these data in the cloud. 

For a list of data sets currently available in Earthdata Cloud, please visit NSIDC DAAC's NASA Earthdata Cloud data collection.

The NSIDC DAAC User Services Office currently supports users with Earthdata Login and AWS credential issues when accessing our public AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets. ​​Users who are interested in accessing data in the cloud are encouraged to try our new option. For information on getting started with S3 access, please read the NASA Earthdata Cloud Data Access Guide.

NSIDC DAAC will continue to provide updates, resources, and guidance for users as data sets are migrated to Earthdata Cloud over the next few years. For any questions or comments, please contact