Arctic sea ice, 2003

Arctic sea ice, 2003

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This image is part of the sequence Environment: Arctic sea ice cover
This image is part of the feature Living On Thin Ice

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Arctic sea ice, 2003. Satellite image of the minimum extent of sea ice around the North Pole in 2003. Global warming has greatly reduced the extent of sea ice in the Arctic. See image E205/090 for the situation in 1979, where the ice extended down much of eastern Greenland (centre right) and to the north coast of eastern Russia (centre left). Data collected by the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSMI) on a Defense Meterological Support Program (DMPS) satellite. Image E205/128 shows the minimum extent in 2005.

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Keywords: 2003, 21st century, arctic, canada, climate change, climatological, climatology, defense meteorological, dmsp, earth observation, environment, from space, global warming, greenland, ice cap, imager, minimum, north pole, polar, satellite image, sea ice, special sensor microwave, ssmi, support program

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