Maps & Graphics
Tremendous amounts of observational data are generated in sea-ice research. Even researchers themselves often find it hard to draw the right conclusions from this sea of numbers. Accordingly, they convert the raw data into maps and graphics, which allow various trends to be recognised at a glance.
You want to know the current status of the sea-ice cover in the Arctic or Antarctic? You want to know how the sea ice has changed in the last ten years? You want to be able to explain to your children or neighbours how the Arctic food web works? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find interactive sea-ice maps, animations and an archive of graphics from the articles posted on the SEA ICE PORTAL.
Here you’ll find all graphics and maps from the articles posted on the SEA ICE PORTAL, gathered in one place. To help you find your way, all figures are sorted by topic; they can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes.
Changes in the sea-ice cover over time can best be displayed in animated graphics. Here you’ll find a selection of animations that you can use to see how e.g. the minimum summer sea-ice cover in the Arctic or Antarctic has changed over the years. The animations are based on data and figures that you can view and download from the data portal section of the SEA ICE PORTAL.
Using this interactive map, with just a few clicks you can see the sea-ice cover in the Arctic or Antarctic for any given day from 2012 to the present and (optionally) display the exact positions of monitoring buoys or the research vessel Polarstern. Just use the checkboxes to decide which data to include. You can use the sliders below to select the exact date(s).