Measuring Sea Ice at the Peak of Melt
The Arctic sea ice pack is nearing its annual minimum extent, which is projected to be one of the lowest since satellite observations began.
Using satellite data and airborne observations, NASA researchers are monitoring the ever-changing ice, and gaining new insights into sea ice thickness and trends. In July, 2016, NASA’s Operation IceBridge flew its first ever science flights low over sea ice near the peak of melt season, studying how the beautiful blue melt ponds on the surface of the ice might affect increased melt rates. For more on recent observations: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-monitors-the-new-normal-of-sea-ice
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SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1) 10 km Daily Sea Ice ConcentrationID: 795Observed Data Collected with AMSR2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Credit: AMSR2 data courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).See all pages that use this dataset
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