Parts of the Cryosphere


The cyrosphere is made up of many parts including snow and ice; frozen ground and permafrost; glaciers, which include alpine glaciers, ice caps, and the ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica; ice shelves and icebergs; sea ice; and weather and climate.

Pick a part of the cryosphere

Aerial shot from helicopter over mountains near Paradise Bay, Antarctica
A colorful sunset lights up a tundra landscape
Photo of permafrost in Alaska
Moraine band on a glacier in Greenland
Meltwater pools on Greenland Ice Sheet
Ross Ice Shelf
sun over sea ice in Chukchi Sea
Little girl eats snow
Julienne Stroeve on ship in Arctic Ocean
Sea ice in all types of shapes