Possibly the second consecutive record-low maximum in 2016.
Advancing knowledge of Earth's frozen regions
NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.
Scientific analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions plus daily images
NASA Earth science data on snow, ice, cryosphere, and climate.
Working together to understand the changing Arctic system.
Facts, photos and educational resources about Earth's frozen regions.
Mapping decades of scientific data.
Follow the melt year-round with daily images and scientific analysis.
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and NSIDC have been awarded a $148,586 grant to digitize, describe, and publish approximately 9,000 images dating back to the 1850s.
A network of these stations would allow scientists to better understand how ocean currents and wind shifts in the far southern continent are affecting the ice sheet.
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At the end of its melt season, the Arctic’s ice cover fell to the fourth lowest extent in the satellite record, both in the daily and monthly average, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).