Celebrating 25 years at NSIDC

Cryospheric data management depends on collaboration among people, and throughout its history, NSIDC has relied on the cryospheric community to use and oversee data holdings, contribute new collections, and share findings.

Now, NSIDC asks its partners in science to join in celebrating 25 years of monitoring an evolving cryosphere.

Celebration Events

October 11, 2001: National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO

CIRES Auditorium - Main Campus (open to all)
10:30 p.m.: Cold Land Processes lecture by Don Cline

Old Main Auditorium - Main Campus (open to all)
1:30 p.m.: Introductions and history of NSIDC
2:00 p.m.: Panel discussion with scientists, data managers and users on, "Cryosphere in the Balance: NSIDC's role for the next quarter century," moderated by Mark Anderson of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
3:00 p.m.: Audience questions and response to panel

University Club (by RSVP only)
3:45-5:30 p.m.: High Tea Reception at the University Club, Poster Exhibit Describing Aspects of NSIDC

For locations, see directions to NSIDC and directions to Old Main and the University Club.

Please rsvp to rsvp@nsidc.org.

December 11-13, 2001: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Special Poster and Oral Sessions
The Special Session was organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Highlights from the session include papers discussing rapidly thinning glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic, and the profound response of snow covered and permafrost areas to recent climate warming.
Invited Speakers:

  • Waleed Abdalati, NASA Headquarters
  • Barry Goodison, Environment Canada
  • Dorothy Hall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Douglas Kane, University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • Mark Meier, University of Colorado
  • John Walsh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Icebreaker Reception Tuesday evening, December 11th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Hosted by:

  • The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
  • Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS)
  • Snow Ice and Permafrost Section of AGU
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

Please rsvp to rsvpagu@nsidc.org.

See also: Glaciological Data Report GD-30: TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Monitoring an Evolving Cryosphere: Summary of the NSIDC Special Session at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2001 (PDF file, 2.4 MB), June 2002