Skip all navigation and jump to content Jump to site navigation Jump to section navigation.
NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center + Visit NASA.gov
Home Help Site map
Home
Home
View Most Recently Released Imagery
View Gallery of Imagery: A topical collection of SVS Imagery
Search Imagery by the keywords assigned to it
Search Imagery by the instruments that supplied data for a visualization product





  + RSS Feeds
  + Podcasts
blank image

Arctic Sea Ice Resources

Visualizations

link to gallery item Summer Arctic Sea Ice Retreat: May - August 2013

Summer Arctic Sea Ice Retreat: May - August 2013
link to gallery item Daily Sea Ice during Aug & Sept 2012 with Winds

Daily Sea Ice during Aug & Sept 2012 with Winds
link to gallery item Daily Arctic Sea Ice during Aug & Sept 2012

Daily Arctic Sea Ice during Aug & Sept 2012
link to gallery item Sea Ice Yearly Minimum 1979-2012 (SSMI data) with Graph

Sea Ice Yearly Minimum 1979-2012 (SSMI data) with Graph
link to gallery item Multi-year Arctic Sea Ice

Multi-year Arctic Sea Ice

A comparison of the perennial Arctic sea ice and the first-year sea ice in 1980, 2008 and 2012.
link to gallery item Arctic Sea Ice on Aug. 26, 2012

Arctic Sea Ice on Aug. 26, 2012

The sea ice concentration from August 26, 2012 compared to the average sea ice minimum from 1979 through 2010 shown in orange.
link to gallery item AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice Sept. 2010 to March 2011

AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice Sept. 2010 to March 2011

Arctic sea ice and seasonal land cover change progress through time, from the 2010 minimum which occurred on September 17 through March 16, 2011.
link to gallery item AMRS-E Arctic Sea Ice 2009-2011

AMRS-E Arctic Sea Ice 2009-2011

Arctic sea ice and seasonal land cover change progress through time, from September 4, 2009 through January 30, 2011.
link to gallery item Fall and Winter Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Declining Rapidly

Fall and Winter Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Declining Rapidly

Using five years of data from NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), a team of NASA and university scientists made the first basin-wide estimate of the thickness and volume of the Arctic Ocean ice cover between 2003 and 2008.
link to gallery item Arctic Sea Ice Conceptual Animation

Arctic Sea Ice Conceptual Animation

This conceptual animation shows a cut-away view of the seasonal advance and retreat of Arctic sea ice, demonstrating the current trend toward a thinning ice pack, with less of the thicker multi-year ice surviving each summer's melt.

2013 live shots interviews and broll

link to gallery item Arctic sea ice live shots 2013

Arctic sea ice live shots 2013

Raw video and photos

link to gallery item Video of sea ice leads from Helheim Kangerdlugssuaq region

Video of sea ice leads from Helheim Kangerdlugssuaq region
link to gallery item East Coast of Greenland Terra MODIS Aug. 17, 2012

East Coast of Greenland Terra MODIS Aug. 17, 2012

Sea ice swirls in ocean currents off the east coast of Greenland on Aug. 17, 2012, as seen by the MODIS instrument on board the Terra satellite. Greenland's ice sheet and outlet glaciers can also be seen at left.
link to gallery item Varied sea ice

Varied sea ice

Sea ice can take many forms, as seen in this image of Arctic sea ice from the DMS instrument from a recent Operation IceBridge aerial survey. Varying thicknesses of sea ice are shown here, from thin, nearly transparent layers to thicker, older sea ice covered with snow.

Short videos and iPad stories

link to gallery item From the Cockpit:  less than p greater than  less than p greater than The Best of IceBridge Arctic 2013

From the Cockpit:

The Best of IceBridge Arctic 2013


View from the cockpit of NASA's P-3B aircraft during the Operation IceBridge Arctic 2013 airborne science campaign.
link to gallery item Arctic Sea Ice 101

Arctic Sea Ice 101

A fast-paced interview with NASA climate scientist Tom Wagner, where he provides a look at the state of Arctic sea ice in 2009 and discusses NASA's role in monitoring the cryosphere.
link to gallery item NASA Discovers Massive Phytoplankton Bloom Under Arctic Sea Ice

NASA Discovers Massive Phytoplankton Bloom Under Arctic Sea Ice

A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth
link to gallery item OIB: NASA and ESA in an Arctic Alliance

OIB: NASA and ESA in an Arctic Alliance

For the second straight year, NASA's Operation IceBridge is collaborating with the European Space Agency's CryoVEx program, flying aircraft low over Arctic sea ice while ESA's CryoSat satellite orbits above.
link to gallery item The Long Thaw

The Long Thaw

This video details the three-decade decline of the Arctic's thick, older sea ice, with seasonal ice not shown and gray circles marking data gaps.
link to gallery item Eight Down, One to Go

Eight Down, One to Go

Michael Studinger, Project Scientist for Operation IceBridge, talks about the successes and challenges of logging 30,000 kilometers in an Arctic environment as they study the Arctic sea ice

Interview with NASA Goddard research scientist Josefino Comiso

link to gallery item 1280x720 ProRes QuickTime 5 GB

1280x720 ProRes QuickTime 5 GB

1280x720 WMV 213 MB
720x480 WMV 182 MB
640x360 QuickTime 178 MB
1248x702 QuickTime 227 MB

For complete transcript, click here


USA.gov logo - the U.S. Government's official Web portal. + Privacy Policy and Important Notices
+ Reproduction Guidelines
NASA NASA Official:
Content Contact:
Curator: