Video Gallery: Ice

Melting Season 2016 – Sea ice from satellite view

During the winter period in 2015/2016 in large areas across the Arctic Ocean the air temperature exceeded the long-term average by more than six degrees Celsius ...

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season 2015

After the Arctic sea ice has hit in 2014/2015 a record minimum for its winter seasonal extent, the 2015 melt season leading up to the September minimum was eagerly awaited ...

Arctic Sea Ice 2011-2013: Variability of Ice Concentration and Thickness from new Satellite Data

Information on the sea ice is important both for weather forecasting and climate research as well as for the safe and economical navigation on the increasingly accessible shipping routes in the Arctic. Satellite-based microwave radiometers provide ...

Retreat of the Arctic ice cover from July until September 2013 with Pack Ice Limits on the 10th September

Satellite measurements show a long-term decline of Arctic sea ice. The sea ice extent is usually calculated by the area of sea ice with a coverage of more than 15 percent, indicating the position of the ice edge. Particularly dense ice ...

Arctic Sea Ice Coverage

This film shows the Arctic Sea Ice Coverage from June 2002 to October 2011. During this period the NASA satellite “Aqua” surveyed the natural microwave radiation of the earth’s surface on a daily basis. The degree of sea ice coverage ...

Currents under the Sea Ice

The blanket of ice covering the Arctic Ocean has an isolating function: it shelters the water below it from the atmosphere like a huge blanket. That has consequences ...