Earth  ID: 4455

Arctic Sea Ice from March to September 2017

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its yearly summertime minimum extent for 2017, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. Observations indicate that on September 13th, ice extent shrunk to the eighth lowest minimum extent in the satellite record, at 4.64 million sq km, or 1.79 million sq mi.
 

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Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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Data Used:
SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily 89 GHz Brightness Temperature
SHIZUKU (GCOM-W1)/AMSR2/10 km Daily Sea Ice Concentration
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Keywords:
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Cryospheric Indicators >> Sea Ice Concentration

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 8.0.0.0.0