Earth  ID: 3378

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Concentration for 1979-2006

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This animation shows the annual minimum Arctic sea ice extent and concentration from 1979 to 2006. Average climatology from 1979 to 2004 is shown as a yellow outline.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager
Comiso's September Minimum Sea Ice Concentration
Data Compilation - NASA/GSFC - 1979-2006
Nimbus-7/SSMR/September Sea Ice Concentration Anomaly
September 2003
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