IceTrek project summary

In March 2006, a US-Argentine team landed on two icebergs that had broken off from a massive glacier-fed ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula....

NSIDC DAAC data sets published on Earthdata Cloud

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NSF renews funding for 15-year NSIDC program to support Arctic community-led research and Indigenous...

Since 2006, the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) program at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has...

NSIDC DAAC makes altimetry data more accessible

By Agnieszka GautierLidar instruments have been mapping surface heights in Earth’s frozen regions—known as the cryosphere—since at least 1993, first on aircraft, and then...

Algal blooms increase snowmelt in the Pacific Northwest by 20 percent

Algae that commonly grow on snow in the Pacific Northwest have been ignored in melt models, but their presence significantly increases snowmelt compared with...

Community knowledge builds resilience to Arctic climate change impacts

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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...

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