The National Snow and Ice Data Center provides up-to-the-day updates on the condition of Arctic Ocean sea ice. NSIDC supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glacier, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. Scientific data, whether taken in the field or relayed from satellites orbiting Earth, form the foundation for the scientific research that informs the world about our planet and our climate systems.
The Barrow Arctic Science Consortium is dedicated to the encouragement of research and educational activities pertaining to Alaska's North Slope, the adjacent portions of the Arctic Ocean, and in Cukotka, Russia. BASC is a community-based organization dedicated to helping make closer contacts between scientists and community members and provides logistical support for Arctic research while striving to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between scientific researchers and the people of the North Slope.
Polar Bears International is dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear and its habitat through research and education. PBI provides scientific resources and information on polar bears and their habitat.
Climate Change is arguably one of the most vital connections between the scientific community and the general public. The science is complex and the data can often appear both bewildering and contradictory. The King's Centre for Visualization in Science, located at The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is currently working on a suite of visualizations that help explore and explain many aspects of climate change.
Here are some interesting ice links, still images and webcams:
(1) Ice radar at Barrow:
At the bottom of this page are links to animations showing interesting ice
deformation events (the top of the page has the current and last day's data)
Animations for all the years of Barrow and Wales/Bering Strait data are at:
(2) Web cams at Barrow and Wales:
At the bottom of these pages are movies of the ice year (1 image per day) for
the years for which we have observations, these are very nice to look at and
give a good idea of the ice year.