Cryosphere Data at EOSDIS
The Cryosphere refers to any place on Earth where water is in its solid form, where low temperatures freeze water and turn it into ice. The frozen water can be in the form of solid ice or snow and occurs in many places around the Earth in addition to the Arctic and Antarctic. Over 300 EOSDIS DAAC data sets provide information about land and sea ice, frozen ground (permafrost), and snow. The primary DAACs specializing in EOSDIS cryospheric data products are the National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC) and Alaska Satellite Facility DAAC (ASF DAAC). Several other DAACs also hold cryospheric data as they relate to their respective disciplines.
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Learn more about Cryosphere Data at EOSDIS
Learn more about Cryosphere Data at EOSDIS by reading Sensing Our Planet articles that feature research utilizing Earth Observing data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) and watch NASA Earthdata Webinar videos to learn more about NASA Earth science data sets, services and tools to discover, access and use these data. There is also a cryosphere discipline reference sheet available from the Outreach Products page.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016 at 9:29 AM EDT