List of all Cryosphere Maps, Data, and Models

View a collection stunning images from around the world showing various ice forms. Find out why NASA studies ice from space.

 

 

Located in the Arctic near the North Pole, Greenland is covered by a massive ice sheet three times the size of Texas and a mile deep on average. Greenland is warming almost twice as fast as Antarctica, which is causing the ice to melt and raise global sea levels.

CERES Monthly Snow/Ice Percent Coverage - Examine the two time series images to determine the differences between seasonal ice melt over water versus land.

Information from satellites if often used to display information about objects. This information can include how things appear as well as their contents. Explore  how pixel data sequences can be used to create an image and interpret it.

Examine a true color satellite image to determine the volume of ice lost in the Eyjabakkajökull Glacier between 1973 and 1991.

Scientific data are often represented by assigning ranges of numbers to specific colors. The colors are then used to make an images which allow us to see patterns more easily. Students will make a false color image using a set of numbers.

The advance-and-retreat cycle of snow cover drastically changes the whiteness and brightness of Earth. Using these two 2017 maps created using NASA satellite data, have students review the seasonal differences of snow and ice extent.

Students explore the effects of ice sheets on global sea level using NASA data. Using the resources provided, students collaborate and communicate their findings in a jig-saw activity format.