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Alessio Gusmeroli and Tim Schaefer drill a permafrost core on the North Slope of Alaska near Deadhorse. Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC. High-resolution imageResearchers have...

Dust on snow controls springtime river rise in the West

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NASA Sensing Our Planet 2017 features 25 researchers from Canada, Chile, China, France, Norway,...

Click here to find Sensing Our Planet online. High-resolution imageBoulder, Colo.—The NASA Earth science data centers highlight the work of twenty-five researchers worldwide in...

Arctic sea ice at 7th lowest September

Arctic sea ice extent for September 2017 was 4.87 million square kilometers (1.88 million square miles). The magenta line shows the 1981 to 2010...

Arctic sea ice at minimum extent

Arctic sea ice extent likely reached its annual minimum extent on September 13, 2017. Credit: NSIDC. High-resolution image.Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached...

Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change

This image of Antarctica's western Ross Sea and the Ross Ice Shelf was captured by the Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor on the NASA SeaStar...

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight yearThe National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for...

Researchers, ski safety experts develop new tool that maps potential avalanches

A researcher prepares to use a laser scanning (lidar) unit to scan snow depth at the Arapahoe Ski Basin Ski area in Keystone, Colorado....

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