Arctic Sea Ice Age 2016 with VO from Walt Meier

  • Released Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Updated Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:13PM
  • ID: 12403

Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, has been hit with a double whammy over the past decades: as its extent shrunk, the oldest and thickest ice has either thinned or melted away, leaving the sea ice cap more vulnerable to the warming ocean and atmosphere. This video, narrated by NASA Goddard sea ice researcher Walt Meier, shows how sea ice age has decreased during the last three decades.

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Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.


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