|National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)|
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is an information and referral center supporting polar and cryospheric research. Through its Data Catalog, NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog data on snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores. Users may browse their entire data collection by subject or by title. (Users may also browse portions of NSIDC's Data Catalog by project name, collection method, or funding agency.) Beyond their data holdings, the Center also offers data management services for a number of scientific agencies and programs, provides data products (targeted for the science research community), publishes three periodicals, maintains a collection of monographs, technical reports, and journals, and compiles education resources and links for teachers and students. Educational resources include: Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer, State of the Cryosphere, Snow on the Web, All About Glaciers, Avalanche Awareness, Ice shelves and icebergs, a mapping and gridding primer, and COLDLinks, a list of links to external polar and cryospheric educational resources. NSIDC plays integral roles in numerous national and international projects for which cryospheric data are collected and distributed. NSIDC itself is part of the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and is affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) through a cooperative agreement.
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To help us best serve the scientific and cryospheric research communities, please cite our data any time you use them in any way (for example, in a published paper, public presentation, educational materials, video, etc.). Also, please provide us with reprints of any paper citing our data. In addition to acknowledging the authors of the data products you use, please include an acknowledgment of NSIDC data in your publication. The form of the citation is set forth in the documentation for each data set. So that we can track the use of our data in the community, please notify us (email@example.com) when you transmit our data to other researchers. If you would like to use materials from our World Wide Web site, please acknowledge us as follows: "Information on [SUBJECT] obtained from the Internet on-line information page (http://nsidc.org/) maintained by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, [Month, Year]."
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Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)