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View Arctic sea ice concentrations and extents on Google Earth

90 Days of Arctic Sea Ice
October 10, 2008 - January 07, 200
The Near Real-Time SSM/I EASE-Grid Daily Global Ice Concentration and Snow Extent (NISE) product provides daily, global near real-time maps of sea ice concentrations and snow extent. This animation of NISE maps shows the sea ice concentratiion and extent for the most recent 90 days. The pink line, derived from the Sea Ice Index, is the median extent for the calendar month(s). It is included to give an indication of how current conditions compare with more typical conditions.
The Arctic sea ice minimum marks the day, each year, when the sea ice extent is at its lowest. The sea ice minimum occurs at the end of the summer melting season. The summer melt season usually begins in March and ends sometime during September. Three of the last six years (2002, 2005, 2007) have seen record minimums in sea ice extent in the Arctic.

Use the timeline tool to view the sea ice time series animation. We recommend unselecting all other time series data while viewing this time series. For help using the timeline tool see Virtual Globes: Google Earth Timelines.