Zoom In: Geolocating IceBridge Data

In 2009, NASA initiated Operation IceBridge, flying airborne missions to pinch hit for the ICESat satellites’ expected gap from 2009 to 2016. The airborne platform and the broad suite of instrumentation allow for the collection of high resolution snow and… Read more »

All About SMAP Data: Upcoming Webinar

With the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft and deployment of its instruments earlier this year, the long awaited NASA SMAP Mission is upon us and the NASA NSIDC DAAC will be distributing SMAP soil moisture, freeze/thaw,… Read more »

Why a DOI?

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Recent data announcements rolling off of the virtual presses at NSIDC have included some new information: the DOI, or Digital Object Identifier associated with a data set. Decoding a DOI is a simple task and understanding its applications can be… Read more »

New and improved ELOKA Web site

The Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) Web site, hosted by NSIDC, has been reformatted and updated for easier navigation. The home page now has a rolling image gallery as well as featured interviews with elders,… Read more »