Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Concentrations 1979-2006
- Visualizations by:
- Greg Shirah
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This visualization shows the annual maximum amount of winter Arctic ice from 1979 to 2006. In 2005 and 2006, the winter ice maximum was about 6% smaller than the average winter ice over the 26 year period. The expected winter ice retreat is 1.5 to 2% loss per decade. The same data is also shown with a yellow region representing the cumulative or maximum extent of winter ice observed from 1979 to 2006.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC)
Datasets used in this visualization
DMSP (Collected with the SSM/I sensor)
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave ImagerSee more visualizations using this data set
Comiso's Yearly Maximum Sea Ice Concentration
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