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NOAA ClimateWatch Magazine: Loss of multi-year Arctic sea ice, 1987-presentEntry ID: NOAA-CWM_LossMulti-YearArctic1987-Present
Abstract: Animation of maps of sea ice age classification from 1987 through mid-August 2012. The first age class on the scale (1) means “first-year ice,” which is ice that formed in the most recent winter. The oldest ice (>9) is ice that is more than 9 years old. Dark gray areas indicate open water or else coastal regions where the spatial resolution of the data is coarser than the land map.
(Animation by climate.gov team, based on research data provided by Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado.)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mark Tschudi
Dataset Title: Loss of multi-year Arctic sea ice, 1987-present
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: CCAR, University of Colorado.
Dataset Publisher: NOAA ClimateWatch MagazineOnline Resource: http://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/arctic-sea-ice-gettin...
Start Date: 1987-01-01Stop Date: 2012-12-31
ISO Topic Category
National Snow and Ice Data Center (2012), Poles apart: A record-breaking summer and winter, http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2012/10/poles-apart-a-record-brea...
NASA Earth Observatory (2009), Sea ice, http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/SeaIce/
Kennedy, C. (2012), State of the Climate in 2011: Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Extent, ClimateWatch Magazine, http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/article/2012/state-of-the-climate-...
National Snow and Ice Data Center (2012), Arctic sea ice extent settles at record seasonal minimum., http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2012/09/arctic-sea-ice-extent-set...
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-11