10 March 2011
Most of our snow has been rained into nonexistence in the past few days, but as a last hurrah before spring takes hold, I thought I’d feature photos of very cold and snowy places. The National Snow and Ice Data Center is a part of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and they have a fantastic collection of photos of glaciers, iceburgs, ice sheets, sea ice, snow, Arctic/Antarctic expeditions, and other chilly subjects. Although not a government institution, the NSIDC does allow free use of properly credited photos in their gallery:
Any images taken from our Web site that are not explicitly cited are public domain, but we do still appreciate being credited in publications. Below is how we recommend that you cite images taken from one of our Web pages: If the image is cited on our Web site as being courtesy of another person or agency, we recommend the following citation: “Image/photo courtesy of [insert agency and/or person name here], supplied by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.” If the image is uncited on our Web site, we recommend the following citation: “Image/photo courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.” We would be happy to receive one reprint of your paper after it is published.
The gallery has some fantastic images – here are a few of my favorites. (And no, Buffalo usually doesn’t look like this in the winter…)
Thanks to Anne Jefferson of Highly Allocthonous for suggesting the NSIDC gallery!