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Sea Ice Minimum Extent for 1979-2004

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This animation shows the annual minimum sea ice extent and concentration for 25 years, from 1979 to 2004. The year 2002 showed lowest level of sea ice on record. This visualization was created in support of the December 2004 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting. NOTE: this version has a slightly different camera angle than the 2003 version, animation ID 2850 (the original camera angle was lost).

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

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Data Used:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Comiso's September Minimum Sea Ice Concentration
Data Compilation - NASA/GSFC - 1979-2004
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