Scientists at NSIDC specialize in Earth's frozen regions. They also create scientific data sets, and use and advise on the data products that NSIDC offers, helping us better serve our research communities.
Our scientists participate in research projects that investigate the dynamics of polar sea ice and climate, snow, glaciers, frozen ground, river and lake ice, how changing climate is affecting indigenous people living in the Arctic, remote sensing, and more.
NSIDC researchers contribute to the world's cryospheric knowledge base. This section of our site provides links to current and past publications by scientists who call NSIDC home.
NSIDC scientists travel to Antarctica, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, and the Arctic tundra to conduct field work in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.