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.

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.