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Quick Links for Sea Ice Extent and Temperature

Sea Ice Extent
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JAXA-IARCJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency / International Arctic Research Center daily image of Arctic sea ice concentration.

DMIDanish Meteorological Institute ice extent values calculated from the ice type data from the Ocean and Sea Ice, Satellite Application Facility (OSISAF), where areas with ice concentration higher than 30% are classified as ice.

NansenThumb copyNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, in Norway, version of Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) sea ice area and extent

AMSR-EArctic sea ice extent from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer – Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) provided by the International Arctic Research Center and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Arctic sea ice extent from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University  of Colorado.

global-sea-ice-area.jpgGlobal sea ice area and anomaly.  The graph is provided by the Polar Research Group at the University of Illinois.  The original snow and ice data provided by the National Center for Environmental Prediction/NOAA.

nh-sea-ice-area.gifNorthern Hemisphere sea ice area.  The graph is provided by the Polar Research Group at the University of Illinois.  The original snow and ice data provided by the National Center for Environmental Prediction/NOAA.

sh-sea-ice-area.gifSouthern Hemisphere sea ice area.  The graph is provided by the Polar Research Group at the University of Illinois.  The original snow and ice data provided by the National Center for Environmental Prediction/NOAA.

Temperature
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giss-temperature.jpgGoddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Line plot of monthly mean global surface temperature anomaly. The black line shows meteorological stations only; redle dots are the land-ocean temperature index, as described in Hansen et al. (1999). The land-ocean temperature index uses sea surface temperatures obtained from satellite measurements of Reynolds and Smith (1994).

 UAH global satellite temperature data (updated monthly)

rss-data.gifRemote Sensing Systems (RSS) MSU data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. Data are available at www.remss.com.

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