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Arctic Sea Ice at Minimum Extent

The U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) has determined the 2022 minimum Arctic sea ice extent occurred in mid-September 2022 with an area of 4.72 million square kilometers based on analysis from the USNIC’s Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS), used in the Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent (MASIE) product, jointly created with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Call for Abstracts for AMS 2023 Session Topic: “Advancements in Operational and Scientific Sea Ice Applications”

U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) requests all cryosphere professionals to consider submitting an abstract to the USNIC’s session, “Advances in Operational and Scientific Sea Ice Applications,” at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2023 annual meeting, January 8-12, 2023 in Denver (and online). All are encouraged to consider an oral presentation.

U.S. National Ice Center Deploys Buoy in Data-Sparse’d Arctic

U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (Naval Oceanography) representation from U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) were part of personnel aboard the USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) to successfully deploy Sofar Ocean spotter-buoys during its patrol to the North Pole, this Summer.

USNIC Receives Esri Special Achievement Award

U.S. National Ice Center's(USNIC) Information Technology Department Head, Mr. George Wachira, accepted an Esri Special Achievement award in Geographic Information Systems(GIS) at the 2022 Esri User Conference on behalf of USNIC's workfore, July 13.


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Antarctic Ice Shelf

Antarctic ice shelf has been updated to the 2022 version and is available in GIS shapefile format.

Ross Outlook

The seasonal Ross Outlook has been produced for the 2021-2022 ice season and is now available. Click here to access.

Regional Synopsis

The U.S. National Ice Center has developed a new series charts. Regional Synopsis charts breaks out each region of the Arctic and Antarctic into a high quality regional charts along with an environment synopsis write-up. Charts will be updated weekly. Please take a look.

Animated Charts

Added animated charts of our Arctic and Antarctic MIZ, and IMS snow and ice charts.

Trivariate Products

A comprehensive look at ice conditions over a period time, from a single year to a comparison set starting from 2007. Produced for the Arctic and Antarctic.

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