Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

National Snow and Ice Data Center

RL 2 Building


1540 30th Street, RL2, Boulder, CO 80309

From Foothills Parkway in Boulder: Turn West onto Arapahoe Avenue and take to 30th St. Turn left (south) onto 30th St. NSIDC is located in Research Laboratory 2 on south side of 30th St.


Supports research into our world’s frozen realms: the snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth’s cryosphere. NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.