Sea Ice Page

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

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Global Sea Ice:

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 use their interactive extent graph generator

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 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

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

Ice coverage charts by supplier

Norway Meteorological SAF – http://polarview.met.no/

Russia’s “Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute” offers a sea-ice map that distinguishes between first and multi-year ice on their winter maps – http://www.aari.ru/odata/_d0015.php?lang=1&mod=1

Cryosat-2 ice thickness data, based on actual measurements, not modelling – http://www.cpom.ucl.ac.uk/csopr/seaice.html

Graphs of Ice Coverage by Basin

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 2016

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 the pic to view at source

Arctic Sea Surface Temperature

https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycomcice1-12/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

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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

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

https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycomcice1-12/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

https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycomcice1-12/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:

Danish Meteorological Institute – Click the pic to view at source

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 (project ended in 2015)

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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

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 2016

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

Antarctic Sea Surface Temperature

https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycomcice1-12/navo/antarcticsstnowcast.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:

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/

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:

[N.B. Cryosphere has lost its data source, but is still generating images with current dates. Their historical data may be okay.]

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 – https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycomcice1-12/

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

Naval Coastal Ocean Model – https://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycom1-12/

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):

Home Page – http://nsidc.org/

Regional FTP Page – ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02186/plots/

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 – https://seaice.uni-bremen.de/sea-ice-concentration/

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 Centers for Environmental Information (nee 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:

Product Page http://www.natice.noaa.gov/Main_Products.htm

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Arctic Program Website:

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)

Home Page – https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/

Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Products Page – https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/products/

Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Climate and Weather Data Page – https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/

Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Maps Room – https://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/

Norway Meteorological SAF Sea Ice:

Home Page – http://saf.met.no/p/ice/index.html

Washington University 2000-2015 North Pole Environmental Observatory:

http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/

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