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All About Sea Ice
Launched by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the "All About Sea Ice" website is designed as an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expeditions in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains over 80 pages of information on sea ice, including a glossary of sea ice terms and links to more information. The primary focus of the site is as a resource for the general public, educators and students in middle school and above. It may also be useful to researchers as a source of imagery, sample data, references, and basic information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Cryology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Users may download and use any imagery or text from our web site unless it is specifically stated that the information has limitations for its use. We ask that the use of any imagery, text, or data accessed from NSIDC's web site be credited as having been provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. We request that users of NSIDC data cite the use of our data in their work.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-726
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center