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Arctic Monthly Average Sea Ice Climatology

Sea ice advances and retreats in concert with the seasons. Monthly sea ice climatology is created by averaging the sea ice for each month over a period of many years. This animation shows the monthly average sea ice climatology over the Arctic region derived from years 1979 through 2002.


Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Animator
Waleed Abdalati (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Walt Meier (NSIDC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
NOAA/AVHRR/NDVI 1979-2002
DMSP/SSM/I 1979-2002

This item is part of this series:
NASM2006

Goddard TV Tape:
G2007-001HD -- NASA's HD Climate Change Resource Tape

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
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