Earth  ID: 2931

September Mean Sea Ice Concentration Anomaly fade from 2002 to 2003 with Mean Ice Extent Contour

This animation fades between the September mean sea ice concentration anomaly for the years 2002 and 2003. Blue values indicate a loss in sea ice concentration while red values indicate an increase. A black line marks the average sea ice extent from 1979-2002.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Walt Meier (NSIDC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Nimbus-7/SSMR/September Sea Ice Concentration Anomaly September 2003
Nimbus-7/SSMR/15% Mean Sea Ice Extent Contour for September Septembers during 1979-2002
DMSP/SSM/I/September Sea Ice Concentration Anomaly September 2002
DMSP/SSM/I/15% Mean Sea Ice Extent Contour for September 1979-2002
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Dates of Data Used:
September 2002, September 2003, September 1979-2002

This item is part of this series:
Cryosphere 2004

SVS >> Anomaly
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Oceans >> Freeze/thaw
SVS >> Cryosphere >> Snow/ice
SVS >> Hydrosphere >> Ice
NASA Science >> Earth

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