Yearly Antarctic Sea Ice Minima from 1979 through 2008

  • Released Saturday, September 20, 2008

This visualization shows Antarctic sea ice minima from 1979 through 2008. Near the end of each southern hemisphere summer (usually in February), the Antarctic sea ice cover reaches its minimum extent and what is left is called the perennial ice cover which consists mainly of thick multi-year ice floes.



Credits

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Thanks to Rob Gerston (GSFC) for providing the data.

Release date

This page was originally published on Saturday, September 20, 2008.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


Datasets used in this visualization

  • [DMSP: SSM/I]

    ID: 11
    Sensor: SSM/IDates used: SSMI sea ice data: 1979/02/17, 1980/03/01, 1981/02/18, 1982/02/21, 1983/02/24, 1984/02/19, 1985/02/19, 1986/02/28, 1987/02/21, 1988/02/24, 1989/02/16, 1990/02/21, 1991/02/28, 1992/02/21, 1993/02/14, 1994/02/11, 1995/02/14, 1996/02/20, 1997/02/19, 1998/02/17, 1999/02/21, 2000/02/16, 2001/02/19, 2002/02/16, 2003/02/16, 2004/02/20, 2005/02/14, 2006/02/19, 2007/02/19, 2008/02/16

    Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager

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  • Comiso's Daily Sea Ice Concentration

    ID: 539
    Type: Data Compilation

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