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NSIDC: Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Standardized Anomalies and Trends Jan 1979 - Dec 2007
Entry ID: NSIDC_ArcticAntarcticSeaIceExtent1979-2007


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Summary
Abstract: Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Extent, 1979-2007: Although Arctic sea ice extent underwent a strong decline from 1979 to 2007, Antarctic sea ice underwent a slight increase. The Antarctic ice extent increases were smaller in magnitude than the Arctic increases, and some regions of the Antarctic experienced strong declining trends in sea ice extent. See the Arctic Sea Ice FAQ for more information. Image provided by National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset Title: NSIDC: Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Standardized Anomalies and Trends Jan 1979 - Dec 2007
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/sotc/sea_ice.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
DMSP >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F11 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F13 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F8 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8    [Information]
NIMBUS-7    [Information]


Instrument
SMMR >Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer    [Information]
SSMI >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Keywords
Arctic
Antarctic
DAAC
EOSDIS
NASA
Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
NSIDC
Remote Sensing
SMMR
Snow
Snow Cover
SSM/I
Climate Diagnostics
Climate


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: NSIDC_ArcticAntarcticSeaIceExtent1979-2007

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Meier, W.N., J.C. Stroeve, and F. Fetterer. 2006. Whither Arctic sea ice? A clear signal of decline regionally, seasonally and extending beyond the satellite record. Annals of Glaciology 46: 428-434.

Cavalieri, D.J., C.L. Parkinson, and K.Y. Vinnikov. 2003. 30-year satellite record reveals contrasting Arctic and Antarctic decadal sea ice variability. Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1029/2003GL018031.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-08-05


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