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Summer Arctic Sea Ice Retreat: May - August 2013

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) provides many water-related products derived from data acquired by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument aboard the Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1) satellite. Two JAXA datasets used in this animation are the 10-km daily sea ice concentration and the 10 km daily 89 GHz Brightness Temperature.

In this animation, the daily Arctic sea ice and seasonal land cover change progress through time, from May 16, 2013 through August 15, 2013. Over the water, Arctic sea ice changes from day to day showing a running 3-day minimum sea ice concentration in the region where the concentration is greater than 15%. The blueish white color of the sea ice is derived from a 3-day running minimum of the AMSR2 89 GHz brightness temperature. Over the terrain, monthly data from the seasonal Blue Marble Next Generation fades slowly from month to month.

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The full composited animation of the Arctic sea ice between May and August, 2013 with the date overlay and the star background.    The full composited animation of the Arctic sea ice between May and August, 2013 with the date overlay and the star background.
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A print resolution image of the Arctic sea ice on August 15, 2013.    A print resolution image of the Arctic sea ice on August 15, 2013.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?4096
Animation Number:4096
Completed:2013-08-22
Animators:Cindy Starr (GST) (Lead)
 Alex Kekesi (GST)
Producer:Jefferson Beck (USRA)
Scientists:Walt Meier (NASA/GSFC)
 Nathan T. Kurtz (NASA/GSFC)
Project Support:Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
 Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation (2004)
 GTOPO30 Topography and Bathymetry
 SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (2013/05/14 - 2013/08/17)
 Greenland Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model (2003 - 2009)
 SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily Sea Ice Concentration (2013/05/14 - 2013/08/17)
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
AMSR2 data courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Motion
SVS >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
SVS >> Oceans >> Sea Ice Concentrations
SVS >> Hydrosphere >> Sea Ice
SVS >> Sea ice Motion
 
 


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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 8.0.0.0.0

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