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Maximum Antarctic Sea Ice 2015

The Antarctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on October 6, 2015. The images shown here portray the sea ice as it was observed by the AMSR2 instrument onboard the Japanese Suzaku satellite. The opacity of the sea ice is derived from the AMSR2 sea ice concentration. The blueish white color of the sea ice is derived from the AMSR2 89 GHz brightness temperature. In some of the images, a thin red line demarks the average maximum sea ice extent from 1981 through 2010. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica is shown over the continent.

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Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Walt Meier (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Gersten (Wyle Information Systems): Sr. Data Analyst
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
Leann Johnson (GST): Project Support
Joycelyn Thomson Jones (NASA/GSFC): Project Support
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
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The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation
SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily Sea Ice Concentration 09/08/2015
SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily 89 GHz Brightness Temperature 09/08/2015
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

DLESE >> Cryology
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Motion
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Cryospheric Indicators >> Sea Ice Concentration

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