Yearly Antarctic Sea Ice Minima from 1979 through 2008

  • Released Saturday, September 20th, 2008
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM
  • ID: 3552

This visualization shows Antarctic sea ice minima from 1979 through 2008. Near the end of each southern hemisphere summer (usually in February), the Antarctic sea ice cover reaches its minimum extent and what is left is called the perennial ice cover which consists mainly of thick multi-year ice floes.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Thanks to Rob Gerston (GSFC) for providing the data.

Datasets used in this visualization

DMSP (Collected with the SSM/I sensor)

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager

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Comiso's Daily Sea Ice Concentration
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