Team JANE assembled the AMIGOS towers on the top of the NSIDC building in Boulder, Colorado, so they could test it undisturbed. From left to right: Skylar Edwards, Raymie Fotherby, Emma Tomlinson, Coovi Meha, Ryan Weatherbee, and Jack Soltys.

Ice station: CU students contribute to Antarctic research

Team JANE, a group of seven undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder, spent a year building a system for researchers to use to better understand Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. 


Survival mode: Adaptability of phytoplankton in the changing Arctic Ocean

A team of researchers use sea ice concentration data at NSIDC to catch another massive phytoplankton bloom under thick Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea.


Bering witness: Alaskan Elders give voice to the NOAA Arctic Report Card

Indigenous Elders share their observations of a changing climate and its environmental impacts in Nome, Alaska, to include the first Indigenous perspective into the 2019 NOAA Arctic Report Card, released at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 10, 2019.


Gorner Glacier near Zermatt

Seeking the world’s largest glaciers

What defines a glacier? What are the world’s three largest glaciers? What are the largest glaciers in each region of the world? When NSIDC’s Ann Windnagel began investigating these questions, she found they were not as straightforward as she was expecting.