Earth  ID: 13475

Operation IceBridge - Greenland Sea Ice

Arctic sea ice occupies an ocean basin mostly enclosed by land. Because there is no landmass at the North Pole, sea ice extends all the way to the pole, making the ice subject to the most extreme oscillations between wintertime darkness and summertime sunlight. Likewise, because the ocean basin is surrounded by land, ice has less freedom of movement to drift into lower latitudes and melt.

Arctic sea ice generally reaches its maximum extent each March and its minimum extent each September.




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Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
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Mission:
Operation IceBridge

Keywords:
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Frozen Ground >> Cryosols
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
SVS >> Climate Change
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
SVS >> Arctic Ice Thickness
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Cryospheric Indicators

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: 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