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Daily Sea Ice Temperature 2002-2003 (WMS)
This animation shows the daily sea ice surface temperature over the northern hemisphere from September 2002 through May 2003. The sea ice surface temperature was measured by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. Since this instrument cannot take measurements through clouds or in the dark, in dark or cloud-covered regions or areas with suspect data quality, the prior days value is retained until a valid data reading is obtained. The color of the sea ice indicates the sea ice surface temperature.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Cryology
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Need MPEG-2 viewer, such as Visual Circuits HDfocus or Electrosonic HD Video Server
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please give credit to NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-SVS-003036
Related resources:
This resource has a thumbnail image at 'This animation shows the temperature of the sea ice near the north pole in 2002-2003.'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Cindy Starr
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Eric Sokolowsky
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Principal Investigator: Dorothy Hall