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SEA ICE

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent (MASIE)
http://nsidc.org/data/masie
MASIE provides a graphical view of ice extent in various formats by relying heavily on imagery. Resources include datasets, time series plots, and the Daily Sea Ice Extent for MASIE Arctic Regions interactive map.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Sea Ice Index
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/archives
Data represent Arctic-wide monthly sea ice extent, concentration, and anomalies, as well as climatology.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies
http://nsidc.org/data/smmr_ssmi_ancillary
From the Scanning Microchannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). Sea ice trends and climatology information with respect to total ice covered area and extent, ice persistence, monthly concentration, missing pixels, and monthly extent masks.

NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Anchorages, AK > Ice Desk
http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/ice.php
Graphic analyses of sea surface temperatures and sea ice (produced two times and three times a week, respectively) as well as five-day sea ice forecasts that are produced year round. Annotated satellite analyses of sea surface temperatures and sea ice are also produced, when visibility allows.

Polar Science Center >Arctic Sea Ice Volume Anomaly
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/wordpress/research/projects/arctic-sea-ice-volume-anomaly
Arctic Sea Ice Volume Anomaly Project that calculates sea ice volume using the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System. Resources include data, publications, monthly thickness maps, and graphs.

Study of Environmental Arctic Change > Sea Ice Outlook: Overview
http://www.arcus.org/search/seaiceoutlook
Sea Ice Outlook offers data, reports, and outlook archives on the annual Arctic sea ice minimum. The annual Outlook is published in September but pre and post-analysis reports are published throughout the year.

US National Ice Center
http://www.natice.noaa.gov
A multi-agency operational center, NIC provides snow and ice products and services to meet the strategic, operations, and tactical requirements of the United States. Resources include polar ice extent graphs, ice analysis products, and KML files.

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SNOW COVER AND ICE

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Snow
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/snow.html  
The Update for 2012 discusses snow cover extent and duration, as well as the rate of loss of June snow cover extent in 2012 in the Northern Hemisphere.

Environment Canada > Canadian Ice Service
http://www.ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca
The official site of CIS offers resources such as the Annual Arctic Ice Atlas 2013 and the Seasonal Summary for North American Arctic Waters. Additional resources include publications, a media room, IceGRaph 2.0, and Ice Climatology products.

NOAA National Weather Service > Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center > Alaska Snow Depth
http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov
The Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center addresses issues and data for Alaskan rivers in four categories: Rivers and Hydrology, Precipitation and Weather, Breakup and Ice, and Climate and History. The Alaska Snow Depth feature is a layer of the map, with relevant data.

Polar Data Catalogue > Canadian Cryosphere Watch (CCW)
http://polardata.ca/home/ccw
CCW provides information on the past, present, and future state of important cryospheric variables across Canada and the polar regions, including snow, sea ice, lake ice, river ice, glaciers, permafrost, and modeling. Additional resources include the searchable Polar Data Catalogue, publications, and a gallery.

The Cryosphere Today
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere
The Cryosphere Today provides daily polar sea ice cap concentration data since 1979, along with infrared maps and graphs to regions across the Arctic.

US National Ice Center > IMS Products
http://www.natice.noaa.gov/ims
A multi-agency operational center, NIC provides snow and ice products and services to meet the strategic, operations, and tactical requirements of the United States. Resources include polar ice extent graphs, ice analysis products, and KML files. IMS products include ice extent charts for regions across the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere.

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PERMAFROST

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Permafrost
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/permafrost.html
The Update for 2012 on Permafrost reports on the temperatures recorded at permafrost observatories, greater warming in colder permafrost, and active-layer permafrost thickness.

Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks > Permafrost Laboratory
http://permafrost.gi.alaska.edu
The Permafrost Laboratory provides access to real-time data, historical data and site information. Resources include publications, datasets and maps, projects ,a news section, and galleries, among others.

National Park Service > Inventory and Modeling Program >Permafrost
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/arcn/index.cfm?rq=12&vsid=9  
The Program detects permafrost-related surface disturbance and determines long-term degradation trends. It provides access to maps, documents, and site information.

National Snow and Ice Data Center > Permafrost Map of Alaska, USA
http://nsidc.org/data/ggd320.html  
A geo-referenced and data-populated digital map that shows the correlation of physiographic province to the presence of permafrost across Alaska. Metadata is also available.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions
http://nsidc.org/data/ggd318.html
The gridded dataset shows discontinuous, sporadic, or isolated permafrost boundaries and contains the location of subsea and relict permafrost.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Permafrost Map of Alaska
http://nsidc.org/data/ggd320.html
Dataset consists of a geo-referenced digital map and attribute data from the "Permafrost Map of Alaska" and shows the correlation of physiographic province to presence of permafrost across the state of Alaska.

US Permafrost Association
http://www.uspermafrost.org
The Association encourages scientific and engineering investigations related to permafrost research. Available sources include reports, programs, and permafrost resources.

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GLACIERS

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Mountain Glaciers and Ice Caps (Outside Greenland)
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/glaciers_ice_caps.html
This part of the Arctic Update reports on the mass balance of glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland during 2009-2010. Glaciers and ice caps from Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Svalbard, and continental Norway are discussed.

Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks > Glaciers Group
http://glaciers.gi.alaska.edu/home
Research and publications on topics such as ice sheet modeling, glacier dynamics, and glacier seismicity, and underwater acoustics. Additional resources include theses, events, imagery, and course information are available.

NASA ICE Cryospheric Sciences Program
http://ice.nasa.gov
The ICE Cryospheric Sciences Program aims to improve understanding of the cryosphere through long-term aircraft and satellite imagery. Resources on the site include multimedia and data resources, Global Ice Viewer, imagery, and pages dedicated to Ice Sheets and Sea Ice.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent (MASIE)
http://nsidc.org/data/masie
MASIE provides a graphical view of ice extent in various formats by relying heavily on imagery. Resources include datasets, time series plots, and the Daily Sea Ice Extent for MASIE Arctic Regions interactive map.

USGS > Glacier and Snow Program of Alaska & Washington Science Centers > Benchmark Glaciers
http://ak.water.usgs.gov/glaciology
A USGS long-term "benchmark" glacier program to monitor climate, glacier geometry, glacier mass balance, glacier motion, and stream runoff. Resources include data, reports, maps, and photos for specific glaciers.

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LAKES

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2011 > Lake Ice
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/report11/lake_ice.html

The Arctic Report Card 2011 Update for Lake Ice reports ice coverage trends for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 time frames. Along with images, the Report covers freeze-up and break up periods, as well as ice cover duration.

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