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Visualize Data

Visualize NSIDC data in a particular region or explore various geophysical measurements of the cryosphere with the featured tools below. These tools are very popular among scientists, journalists, policymakers, and the general public alike, as they offer the best way to observe just some of the information that can be gained from the use of NSIDC data – without having to access, download and analyze data yourself. 

Explore and visualize Earth data

skiers drop in from a cliff in Silverton, Colorado
Photograph of broken-up sea ice in the Arctic Ocean
Satellite image of western Greenland Ice Sheet glaciers
MASIE banner - aerial photo of sea ice
MASIE banner - aerial photo of sea ice
ChArctic
Sea ice in all types of shapes
Sea ice concentration map from NSIDC's Satellite Observations of Arctic Change (SOAC) data visualizer tool
Screenshot of SMAP soil moisture data displayed in Worldview
Margarie Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska
Ross Ice Shelf
methane bubbles frozen in lake in Canada
Northern lights over sea ice
The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) image of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 2003 to 2006
A fog bow forms over sea ice in the Arctic.