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Sea Ice Minimum Extent for 1979-2004

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.

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
Comiso's September Minimum Sea Ice Concentration 1979-2004
DMSP/SSM/I 1979-2004
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