Maximum Antarctic Sea Ice 2014

  • Released Tuesday, October 7, 2014

In this animation we see the Antarctic sea ice expansion from March, 21, 2014 through September 19, 2014, the date on which the sea ice reached its maximum annual extent. Over the water, the opacity of the sea ice is determined by a running 3-day maximum of the AMSR2 sea ice concentration. The blueish white color of the sea ice is a false color derived from a 3-day running minimum of the AMSR2 89 GHz brightness temperature. Over the Antarctic continent, the LIMA data shown here uses the pan-chromatic band and has a resolution of 240 meters per pixel.

An animation of the Antarctic sea ice between March 21 and September 19, 2014 when the sea ice reached its maximum extent. The red extent line shows the average of the annual maximum extents from 1979 through 2014. No dates are displayed on this version.

A print resolution image of the Antarctic sea ice on Setptember 19, 2014, the date on which the sea ice reached its  maximum extent.  The red line indicates the average of the annual maximum extents from 1979 through 2014.

A print resolution image of the Antarctic sea ice on Setptember 19, 2014, the date on which the sea ice reached its maximum extent. The red line indicates the average of the annual maximum extents from 1979 through 2014.

A print resolution image of the Antarctic sea ice on Setptember 19, 2014, the date on which the sea ice reached its maximum extent.

A print resolution image of the Antarctic sea ice on Setptember 19, 2014, the date on which the sea ice reached its maximum extent.

A print resolution image with transparency showing the line denoting the average of the maximum sea ice extents from 1979 through 2014.

A print resolution image with transparency showing the line denoting the average of the maximum sea ice extents from 1979 through 2014.



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This page was originally published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.


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