Age distribution of annual sea ice minimum, 1984

Age distribution of annual sea ice minimum, 1984

C030/8627 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Age distribution of annual sea ice minimum, 1984. Map based on satellite data showing sea ice in the Arctic at its minimum level for 1984. The ice is shaded according to its age, which ranges from over four years to less than a year. Ice that is present for more than a year is known as multi-year ice or perennial ice. It starts off around 2 metres thick, but can reach a thickness of over nine metres. The decline in perennial ice in the Arctic is an indication of climate change. Keys to the shading and the distribution by age are at top left and bottom right. This data was obtained using a variety of satellite sensors, and is provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). For a map displaying the data for 2016, see image C030/8628.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1980s, 1984, 20th century, age distribution, annual minimum, arctic, arctic ocean, climatological, climatology, cryology, cryosphere, digram, environmental science, geographical, geography, global warming, graph, graphic, key, label, labeled, labelled, labels, map, multi-year ice, national snow and ice data center, no-one, nobody, northern, nsidc, perennial ice, physical geography, polar, satellite based, sea ice

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.