Earth  ID: 2475

Perennial Ice Cover: Data (1978-2001) and Projection

A view of the arctic perennial ice cover from 1978 to 2001. The rate of decline averages 9 percent per decade. After 2001, it displays the projected decline in perennial ice cover assuming a loss rate of 9 percent per decade.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Comiso, J.C., Correlation and trend studies of the sea ice cover and surface temperatures in the Arctic, Annals of Glaciology, Volume 34, (In press, July 2002)

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Data Used:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager
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This item is part of this series:
Perennial Ice Cover

DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Perennial Ice
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
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