Sea Ice Page

Global Sea Ice Reference Page: Arctic and Antarctic current graphs and imagery

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LAST UPDATED: 1/26/2016  Shortlink for this page: http://wp.me/P7y4l-5Kc (suitable for blog or Twitter comments)

Except for JAXA (which requires a click through). All images are automatically updated immediately here upon update at their source.


Global Sea Ice:

Global Sea Ice Area and Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Ice Area Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group – Click the pic to view at source

Global, Arctic & Antarctic Sea Ice Area

climate4you.com – Ole Humlum – Professor, University of Oslo Department of Geosciences – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Ice Cover

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch (MMAB) – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Graphs:

Arctic Sea Ice Extent – 15% or greater:

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – click to view at source

JAXA Arctic Sea Ice Extent -15% or Greater:

JAXA data download (CSV file of extent) here

 

Arctic Sea ice extent 15% coverage or greater  (DMI)

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – Centre for Ocean and Ice – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea ice extent 30% coverage or greater  (DMI)

Arctic Sea Ice Extent 15% or Greater (NANSEN):

Nansen data (CSV file with both extent and area) download here

Arctic Sea Ice Area:

Nansen data (CSV file with both extent and area) download here

Sea Ice Extent – Change in Maximum, Mean and Minimum

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Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) – Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (ROOS) – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area and Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

 

Arctic Sea Ice Forecast from NOAA:

Northern Regional Sea Ice Charts

Map of the Arctic – Thanks to REP

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection – click to view at source

Arctic Basin: Cryosphere Today
Central Arctic: NSIDC
Baffin Bay/Gulf of St. Lawrence: NSIDCCryosphere Today
Baffin/Newfoundland Bay: Cryosphere Today
Baltic Sea: NSIDC
Barents Sea: NSIDCCryosphere Today Arctic ROOS
Beaufort Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Bering Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Canadian Archipelago: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Chukchi Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Cook Inlet: NSIDC
Gulf of St. Lawrence: Cryosphere Today
East Siberian Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Greenland Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today Arctic ROOS
Hudson Bay: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Kara Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today Arctic ROOS
Laptev Sea: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Sea of Okhotsk: NSIDC Cryosphere Today
Yellow Sea: NSIDC

Sources:
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Cryosphere Today Nansen Arctic ROOS

Arctic Temperature:

Mean Temperature above 80°N

Source and historical files: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php

RSS Northern Polar Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) – 1979 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch (MMAB) – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch (MMAB) – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature

Danish Meteorological Institute – Click for data archive and animation tool

Northern Hemisphere Surface Temperatures

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory – Click for data archive and animation tool

Arctic Sea Surface Temperature

http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticsstnowcast.gif

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling – Click the pic to view at source

NRL – Arctic Sea Surface Temperature – 30 Day Animation
NRL – Arctic Sea Surface Temperature – 365 Day Animation

Moyhu – Arctic Sea Surface Temperature – 50 Day Animation
Moyhu – Arctic Sea Surface Temperature – 365 Day Animation


Sea Ice Concentration:

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration

http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticicennowcast.gif

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration – 30 Day Animation
Arctic Sea Ice Concentration – 365 Day Animation

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration

http://wermenh.com/wuwt/cryo_latest_small.jpg

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

Download various Cryosphere Today data sets here

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration – Same Date Compared With 2007

http://wermenh.com/wuwt/cryo_compare_small.jpg

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source (thanks to Ric Werme)

Compare two dates in Cryosphere’s records.

Canadian Sea Ice Concentration

EC/Canadian Ice Service Map – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Ice Extent With Anomaly

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Ice Thickness

Real-Time Nowcast/Forecast in Meters

http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticictnowcast.gif

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Ice Thickness – 30 Day Animation
Arctic Sea Ice Thickness – 365 Day Animation

Arctic Sea Ice Speed & Drift

http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticicespddrfnowcast.gif

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling – Click the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Ice Speed & Drift – 30 Day Animation
Arctic Sea Ice Speed & Drift – 365 Day Animation

Ice Drift in the Arctic Ocean:

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model from the University of Washington (Note: this is only updated monthly, and is a model output, not a real-time observation, details here )

Source: [ http://psc.apl.washington.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/schweiger/ice_volume/BPIOMASIceVolumeAnomalyCurrentV2.1.png ]

 

Drifting “North Pole” Camera (offline until a new one is placed in Spring 2016)

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Webcam 1: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/NPEO2016/webcam1.html
Webcam 2: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/NPEO2015/webcam2.html
Webcam 3: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/NPEO2015/webcam3.html

Source and image Archive: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/

Arctic Satellite Imagery:

True Color Arctic Satellite Image – With Google Maps Zoom – arctic.io – Infrared and Global imagery is available from the Arctic and Global dropdowns on the map linked above.
Terra 4km True Color Arctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
Terra 4km Bands 3-6-7 Arctic Satellite Image< – Arctic Satellite Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
Aqua 4km True Color Arctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA

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Antarctic Graphs:

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent – 15% or Greater

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area and Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area Anomaly

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

JAXA Antarctic Sea Ice Extent -15% or Greater:

JAXA data download (CSV file of Antarctic extent) here

Antarctic Temperature:

RSS Southern Polar Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) – 1979 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature

http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticsstnowcast.gif

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling – Click the pic to view at source

NRL Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature – 30 Day Animation
NRL Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature – 365 Day Animation

Moyhu Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature – 50 Day Animation
Moyhu Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature – 365 Day Animation

Antarctic Sea Ice Imagery:

Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration

Antarctic sea ice

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois – Click the pic to view at source

Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent With Anomaly

Antarctic sea ice

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the pic to view at source

South Pole Station Webcam (offline in SH winter)

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/webdata/spo/webcam/cmdlfullsize.jpg

Amundsen-Scott

Antarctic Satellite Imagery:

Terra 4km True Color Antarctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
Terra 4km Bands 3-6-7 Antarctic Satellite Image – Antarctic Satellite Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
Aqua 4km True Color Antarctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA


Source Guide:

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – Centre for Ocean and Ice
Home Page – http://ocean.dmi.dk/english/index.php
Arctic Page – http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/index.uk.php

arctic.io
Home Page – http://www.arctic.io/
Satellite Observations Page – http://www.arctic.io/observations/

climate4you.com – Ole Humlum – Professor, University of Oslo Department of Geosciences:
Home Page – http://climate4you.com/
Ole Humlum Bibliography – http://climate4you.com/Text/BIBLIOGRAPHY%20OLE%20HUMLUM.pdf

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois:
Home Page – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/
Products Page – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/
Images Indexed By Date – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/
Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.anom.1979-2008
Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.south.anom.1979-2008

moyhu – Nike Stokes
Home Page – http://www.moyhu.blogspot.com.au/
Regional Hi-Res SST Movies – http://www.moyhu.blogspot.com.au/p/sst-regional-movies-as-described-here-i.html
Collection of High Resolution NOAA SST Images with WebGL – http://www.moyhu.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling
NRL Home Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/
NRL Products Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/proddemo.htm
HYCOM Home Page – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/
Satellite Products Page- http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat_products.html
Data Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/archdat/
Multi-view – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat-bin/global.cgi
Navel Coastal Ocean Model – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/
FTP Page – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/Links/
FTP Page Global – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/Links/glb/

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):
Home Page – http://nsidc.org/
FTP Page – http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/
Regional FTP Page – ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02186/plots/
Data Search Page – http://nsidc.org/searchlight/
Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent – ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/
Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent – ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/south/daily/data/

University of Bremen:
Home Page – http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/eng/
Sea Ice Page – http://iup.physik.uni-bremen.de:8084/ssmis/

International Arctic Research Center/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (IARC-JAXA)
Home Page – http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/
FTP Page – http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) – Lance Modis
Home Page – http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/
Rapid Response Satellite Page – http://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/rapid-response

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climate Data Center
Home Page – http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
Public FTP Page – http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Weather Service – Environmental Modeling Center
Home Page – http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/
Sea Ice Analyses Page – http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/seaice/Analyses.html
Public FTP Page – ftp://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/
Sea Ice FTP Page – ftp://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/ice/
Regional Arctic Sea Ice FTP Page – ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02186/plots/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Ice Center:
Home Page http://www.natice.noaa.gov/mission.html?bandwidth=high

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Weather Service NOAA Arctic Cam Page:
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_np.html

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Home Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Products Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/products/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Data Data Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Data Maps Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) – Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (ROOS):
Home Page – http://arctic-roos.org/
Sea Ice Charts – http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic

Norway Meteorological SAF Sea Ice:
http://saf.met.no/p/ice/index.html

Washington University North Pole Environmental Observatory:
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/


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