Repositories for Ice and Cryosphere Datasets

This page lists key sea ice and cryosphere-specific data repositories for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Much data on the frozen zones is also available from National Antarctic Data Centres and other multidisciplinary repositories.

Acronym Full Name Description
AFIN Antarctic Fast Ice Network Password-protected site for fast ice observations
ASPeCt Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate Sea Ice data from voyages and helicopter flights 1980-2005
NIC National Ice Center (United States) Provides global data on snow and ice distributions
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center (United States) Holds chiefly US-based data on the Earth's frozen zones
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