Close

Service Interruption

 
Most viewed
seaice_03.jpg
broken sea ice1692 viewsSea ice north of Greenland.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Andy Mahoney, NSIDC
IMG_0645.JPG
1643 viewsThis view of the Antarctic Ice Sheet remained unchanged during much of the traverse.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
TS_06_LarsenBShelf2.JPG
1596 viewsThis in-flight photo shows the edge of the Larsen B Ice Shelf.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
IceTrek Web site
IMG_0640.JPG
1574 viewsThis traverse vehicle has a radar for sensing crevasses.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
antarctica.png
Antarctica1534 viewsSea ice concentration from the NSIDC Sea Ice Index.
IMG_0648.JPG
1530 viewsResearchers stop to check out the snow during the traverse of East Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
IMG_0652.JPG
1467 viewsThe traverse team runs into a group of skiers racing across the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
IMG_0649.JPG
1464 viewsTraverse vehicles travel across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
IMG_0528.JPG
1457 viewsSouth Pole station looks tiny when viewed from a distance.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
dunes_map.jpg
Antarctic Snow Dunes1449 viewsExtensive snow dunes wrinkle the surface of large parts of East and West Antarctica. The dunes are up to 100 kilometers long and separated by 2 to 4 kilometers, but only a few meters high. Comparison of modern satellite images with images acquired four decades earlier reveals that the dunes are nearly motionless.
IMG_0660.JPG
1447 viewsThis support truck followed the ski race across Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
icebridge.png
1439 viewsThis Landsat image of Crane Glacier on the Antarctic Peninsula is overlain with ICESat and Airborne Topopgraphic Mapper (ATM) tracks. ATM is a lidar sensor that is now part of the IceBridge mission. Over time, ICESat and ATM measurements, together with visible imagery, can detect thinning of the ice and accelerated flow of ice into the ocean. Large glaciers such as Crane have the potential to contribute significantly to sea level rise.
1324 files on 111 page(s)

Browse Galleries

View Index for All Albums

Help/FAQ

Photo & Image Gallery FAQ

Questions or comments about the NSIDC Photo Gallery? Contact the NSIDC User Services Office.

Look up snow and ice related words and terminology in our Cryosphere Glossary

Visit our Education Center to learn more about snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and research in cold regions.

Read about Scientists at NSIDC