Arctic sea ice concentration

Arctic sea ice concentration
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Sea ice map calculated from AMSR2 data using the ARTIST sea ice algorithm (ASI 5).

Arctic sea ice concentration (different color code)
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False color sea ice map.

Antarctic sea ice concentration

Antarctic sea ice concentration
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Sea ice map calculated from AMSR2 data using the ARTIST sea ice algorithm (ASI 5).

Arctic sea ice concentration (different color code)
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False color sea ice map.

2017 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

The 2017 sea ice minimum extent was reached on 2017-09-05. Sea ice extent is now increasing again.

Map

Time Series

Minimum & Maximum

Diagram: Arctic sea ice extent during previous 7 years
September is the month when in the Arctic the sea ice area reaches its minimum. The map and time series show a comparison of current ice conditions to previous years.

More maps and information about sea ice minima can be found under Arctic Sea Ice Minima.

Data Archive

All data can be found in the Data Archive. To quickly browse the dataset, please have a look at the Data Browser.

How to cite

Please help maintaining this service by properly citing and acknowledging if you use the data for publications:
Spreen, G., L. Kaleschke, and G.Heygster (2008), Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89 GHz channels J. Geophys. Res.,vol. 113, C02S03, doi:10.1029/2005JC003384.

Contact

For questions regarding the data please contact Gunnar SpreenChristian Melsheimer, or Georg Heygster.
For questions related to the website and data-browser please contact Malte Gerken.

Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany.