Arctic Sea Ice Minimum 2011
This set of visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio captures the vast changes in Arctic sea ice from its annual maximum in late winter to its annual minimum in late summer this year. This year’s minimum extent measures as the second-lowest in the satellite record, which began in 1979.

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