A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations

  • Released Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
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Arctic sea ice has been been the last frontier of the North for thousands of years, turning back seafarers, testing the mettle of explorers, and providing a way of life for people circling the top of the world. This animated timeline provides a quick (and highly selective) ride from the days of early Greek exploration to the dawn of the Space Age to the advanced capabilities we have today.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


This visualization can be found in the following series:


This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes:
  • A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations Part 1 (ID: 2014081)
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - James Collier