Research Grants at NSIDC

NSIDC scientists are known internationally for their expertise in a range of fields related to the cryosphere. In-house scientists investigate the dynamics of Antarctic ice shelves, monitor the links between Arctic sea ice and climate, study new techniques for the remote sensing of snow and freeze/thaw cycles of soil, account for snow in hydrologic modeling, research large-scale shifts in polar climate, investigate seasonally and permanently frozen ground, and work to improve understanding of river and lake ice. Browse the table below to view project summaries.

Scientists pursue their work as part of the CIRES Cryospheric and Polar Processes Division, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. National agencies fund research through the peer review proposal process.

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Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System
Achieving Global Coverage of the Multi-Temporal Glacier Map (GLIMS)
An Innovative Network to Improve Sea Ice Prediction in a Changing Arctic
Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (a2dc) Research Coordination Network: Scientific Research Support and Data Services for the Polar Community
Antarctic Sub-glacial Lakes: Satellite Image Analysis in Support of ICESat-1 and CryoSat-2 Altimetry
CHARIS - Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and Snow
Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Arctic Sea Ice Variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass and Energy Balance
Collaborative Research: Linking Maps, Manuscripts, and Place Names Data to Improve Environmental Knowledge in Alaska
Collaborative Research: The Climatic Role of Permafrost- As permafrost thaws, could a weakening terrestrial freezer and an increasingly leaky bathplug amplify Arctic climate change?
Collaborative Research: Type 1 - Improved Cold Region Hydrology Process Representation as a Cornerstone of Arctic Biogeochemical Modeling
Collaborative Research: Water, Energy, and Food Security in the North: Synergies, Tradeoffs, and Building Community Capacity for Sustainable Futures (Sustainable Futures North)
Cryospheric Applications of Landsat 8
Data Conservancy
Detecting Change in Glacier Systems (GLIMS)
EarthCube Building Blocks: A Broker Framework for Next Generation Geoscience (BCube)
Evaluation of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice
Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA)
Exploring the Dynamics of High Latitude Carbon Balance
Exploring the Dynamics of the Active Layer and Near-Surface Permafrost across the North Slope of Alaska
Igliniit Project
Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs): Antarctic and Greenland Ice Velocity
Managing Cryospheric Remote Sensing Data Entirely Within a Pure-object Database
Multi-instrument Assessment of Ice Sheet Contributions to Sea Level
Quantifying Uncertainty in the Permafrost Carbon Feedback
Remotely-Sensed Active Layer Thickness (ReSALT) Product Derived from InSAR Data over North American Arctic Region
Science-Driven Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Permafrost Data, Services, and Research Applications (PermaData)
Surface Mass Balance and Wind Glaze Mapping in Antarctica
The Antarctic Glaciological Data Center: Continued Data Collection, Archiving, and Distribution of Results of NSF-OPP Funded Research in Antarctic Glaciology
The Dynamics of Human-Sea Ice Relationships: Comparing Changing Environments in Alaska, Nunavut, and Greenland
The North American Carbon Program Multi-Scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project
Virtualized Quality Screening Service: Improving the Application of Data Quality Information in Accessing and Using Satellite Data