National snow and ice data center
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NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data and also maintains information about snow cover , avalanches , glaciers , ice sheets , freshwater ice , sea ice, ground ice, permafrost , atmospheric ice, paleo glaciology , and ice cores. William O. Field , Director, in Between and it was operated by the U. Mark F. International science and data management programs facilitate the free exchange of data and accelerate research aimed at understanding the role of the cryosphere in the Earth system.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Consequently, the DAAC will face its most difficult data management challenges in a few years. All three components serve the cryospheric and polar science communities Box 8. Current holdings of the DAAC include passive microwave and AVHRR products, altimetry and elevation data, and remotely sensed and in situ polar atmospheric science data.
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All rights reserved. The National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado needs kilowatthours per hour of fossil fuel power to process data on the state of the world's frozen regions. This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. An energy irony clouds the work of the powerful U. While the data servers handle the information behind the ever-worsening satellite images of global warming's impact, they are burning a lot of coal.
At mid-month, Arctic sea ice extent is tracking close to , the year with the lowest minimum in the satellite record. Will this year be a record low? Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?