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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the Sun. On September 17, the Arctic Sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014 — at 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the Arctic sea ice is on a downward trend.

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Trent L. Schindler (USRA)

Lead Visualizer:
Cindy Starr (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)

Data Visualizers:
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA)

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Walt Meier (NASA/GSFC)
Nathan T. Kurtz (NASA/GSFC)

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Joy Ng (USRA)

Jefferson Beck (USRA)

Joy Ng (USRA)

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Kate Ramsayer (Telophase)

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Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
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G2014-087 -- Arctic Sea Ice is still shrinking

DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Ice Albedo
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Ice Extent
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Arctic Ice Thickness
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version