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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Another Record Low (March 2017)

Published on Mar 22, 2017

On March 7, 2017, Arctic sea ice reached its annual wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. The Arctic sea ice extent set a record low after a warm winter. Combining the Arctic and Antarctic numbers shows that the planet’s global sea ice levels on Feb. 13 were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.

Music is Crystal Light by Michael Holborn [PRS] and William Henries [PRS]

Credits: Kathryn Mersmann (producer), Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (writer) and Lori Perkins (visualizer) 

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12537 

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann

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