AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice: September 2009 to March 2010
- Visualizations by:
- Cindy Starr
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In this animation, the Arctic sea ice and seasonal land cover change progress through time, from September 1, 2009 when sea ice in the Arctic was near its minimum extent, through March 30, 2010. The animation plays at a rate of six frames per day or ten days per second. Over the water, Arctic sea ice changes from day to day showing a running 3-day maximum sea ice concentration in the region where the concentration is greater than 15%. The blueish white color of the sea ice is derived from a 3-day running maximum of the AMSR-E 89 GHz brightness temperature. Over the terrain, monthly data from the seasonal Blue Marble Next Generation fades slowly from month to month.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
- Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA)
- Trent L. Schindler (USRA)
- Cindy Starr (GST) [Lead]
- Kathryn Hansen (SSAI)
- Laura Motel (UMBC)
- Rich Melnick (KBRwyle)
- Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC)
- Michelle Williams (UMBC)
- James W. Williams (GST)
- Shiloh Heurich (GST)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua Blue Marble Land Cover (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).See more visualizations using this data set
Aqua Sea Ice Concentration (A.K.A. Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth) (Collected with the AMSR-E sensor)
Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb) (Collected with the AMSR-E sensor)
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