Earth  ID: 2926

Arctic Yearly Minimum Sea Ice Concentration 1979-2003

This animation shows the yearly minimum sea ice concentration from September for each year from 1979 through 2003. The average sea ice extent from 1979-2002 is outlined in orange.


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Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Walt Meier (NSIDC): Scientist
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Data Used:
DMSP/SSM/I/September Mean Sea Ice Concentration
DMSP/SSM/I/15% Mean Sea Ice Extent Contour for September 1979-2002
Nimbus-7/SSMR/15% Mean Sea Ice Extent Contour for September Septembers during 1979-2002
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Cryosphere 2004

DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Concentration
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
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SVS >> Oceans >> Freeze/thaw
SVS >> Hydrosphere >> Ice
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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