Sea Ice Minimum Concentration for 1979-2005

This animation shows the annual minimum sea ice extent and concentration for 25 years, from 1979 to 2005. Average climatology from 1979 to 2004 which is shown as a yellow outline is also included.
Three year moving average are shown from 1979-1981 through 2003-2005.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Comiso's September Minimum Sea Ice Concentration None
Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble None
GTOPO30 None
Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble None

Dates of Data Used:

SVS >> Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Extent
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version