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Sea Ice Minimum Concentration 3-year moving averages for 1979-1981 to 2003-2005
This animation shows a 3-year moving average of minimum sea ice concentration for from 1979-1981 through 2003-2005. Average climatology from 1979 to 2004 which is shown as a yellow outline is also included. This line represents the average location of the edge of perennial sea ice cover.
Sea ice concentration3-year moving average from 1979-1981 through 2003-2005
Sea ice climatology averages from 1979 to 2004 with 2 pixel wide line
Sea ice climatology averages from 1979 to 2004 with 5 pixel wide line
Sea ice concentration3-year average from 1979-1981
Sea ice concentration3-year average from 2003-2005
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
Datasets used in this visualization
DMSPID: 11Collected with SSM/I
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave ImagerSee all pages that use this dataset
Aqua Blue MarbleID: 252Collected with MODIS
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).See all pages that use this dataset
Model Collected with GTOPO30 USGS
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