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Advancing knowledge of Earth's frozen regions

NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

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ASINAArctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

Scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions plus daily images

NASA DAAC at NSIDCThe NASA DAAC at NSIDC

NASA Earth science data on snow, ice, cryosphere, and climate.

ELOKA​ELOKA

Working together to understand the changing Arctic system.

Visit the CryosphereVisit the Cryosphere

Facts, photos and educational resources about Earth's frozen regions.

SOACSatellite Observations of Arctic Change

Mapping decades of NASA scientific data.

Greenland TodayGreenland Today

Daily surface melt images from NASA data, and scientific analysis.

News

10 August 2017

The pattern of glacier advance and retreat has not changed along the western Ross Sea coast, in contrast to the rapidly shrinking glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula

22 March 2017

Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at NSIDC and NASA.

13 December 2016

The method helps the snow safety team reduce the avalanche danger by more precise targeting.

12 December 2016

NASA's GoLIVE project aims to better understand how ice flow is changing worldwide – and its impact on sea level.

13 December 2016

The collection of in-depth science stories reveals the surprising ways that scientists use satellite data to study our planet.

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