SVS-CSB: Sea Ice Yearly Minimum with Graph Overlay 1979-2010
Entry ID: SVS-CSB_SeaIceYearlyMinimum1979-2008

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Abstract: Sea Ice Yearly Minimum 1979-2010 (SSMI data)

The continued significant reduction in the extent of the summer sea ice cover is a dramatic illustration of the pronounced impact increased global temperatures are having on the Arctic regions. There has also been a significant reduction in the relative amount of older, thicker ice. Satellite-based passive microwave images of the sea ice cover have ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lori Perkins, Greg Shirah, Cindy Starr and Josefino Comiso
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Yearly Minimum with Graph Overlay 1979-2010
Dataset Release Date: 2010-11-04
Dataset Release Place: GSFC
Dataset Publisher: SVS
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-11-04
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Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: SVS-CSB_SeaIceYearlyMinimum1979-2008

Data Center Personnel
Email: lori.k.perkins at
Contact Address:
GSFC, Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Phone: 301 614-5708
Email: josefino.c.comiso at
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
Cryospheric Sciences Branch
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 614
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Comiso, J. C., C. L. Parkinson, R. Gersten, and L. Stock, 2008: Accelerated decline in the Arctic sea ice cover. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01703, doi:10.1029/2007GL031972.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-25
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