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Shipping Responds to Arctic Ice Decline

As Arctic sea ice extent shrinks each year, ships are cruising farther north.


NASA Earth Observatory images (sea ice concentration and extent) by Joshua Stevens, using data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Ship traffic map provided by Greg Fiske, Woods Hole Research Center. Funding for the ship traffic analyses is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF-OPP 1263819 and NSF-ICER 1660449). Story by Mike Carlowicz.

Published April 10, 2018
Data acquired March 2018

Sources:
DMSP > SSM/I
DMSP > SSMIS
In situ Measurement
Nimbus 7