Maximum Antarctic Sea Ice 2014

  • Released Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
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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.

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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Datasets used in this visualization

  • Terra and Aqua BMNG (Blue Marble: Next Generation)

    ID: 508
    Collected with MODIS

    Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

    This dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/

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  • SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1) 10 km Daily Sea Ice Concentration

    ID: 795
    Observed Data Collected with AMSR2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 02/21/2014 to 09/19/2014

    Credit: AMSR2 data courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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  • SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1) 10 km Daily 89 GHz Brightness Temperature

    ID: 796
    Observed Data Collected with AMSR2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 02/21/2014 to 09/19/2014

    Credit: AMSR2 data courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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