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Global View of the Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean has been mapped in an unprecedented manner by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. Using advanced radar that sees through all weather conditions, researchers will now be able to determine how the Earth's warming may be changing the sea ice cover. Sea ice in the polar region is a large barometer of global climate conditions.

The mission is a joint project between JPL and the Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. JPL manages the Sea Ice Thickness Derived from High Resolution Radar Imagery project for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, Washington, DC. The Earth Science Enterprise is dedicated to studying how natural and human-induced change affects our global environment.

NASA JPL, University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Published August 21, 2000
Data acquired August 21, 2000

Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Extent