Current sea ice maps for Arctic and Antartic

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CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Product Update

02. November 2017
The European radar satellite CryoSat-2 has resumed its sea ice observations with the start of the Arctic winter season in October. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute use CryoSat-2 data to calculate sea-ice freeboard, the height of the ice surface above sea level, and therefrom sea-ice thickness. Monthly maps from CryoSat-2 data are visualized here at

The AWI CryoSat-2 sea ice product is now available in the next version 2.0 and can also be downloaded from an ftp site. A daily file with full-resolution freeboard and thickness observations along all CryoSat orbits and weekly gridded observations have been added to the previously available monthly gridded data products.

The data files can directly be accessed here:

A ftp download can also be provided please contact info(at)

Dr. Stefan Hendricks (Alfred Wegener Institut)
Dr. Robert Ricker (Alfred Wegener Institut)

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