Daily AMSR2 Sea ice concentrations

Arctic

Antarctic

Daily Ice Thickness and RV Polarstern Position

SMOS Thin Sea Ice Thickness

RV Polarstern

thickness of thin sea ice RV Polarstern

2018 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

The 2018 sea ice minimum extent was reached on 2018-09-21. Sea ice extent is now increasing again.

Map

Time Series

Minimum & Maximum

Diagram: Arctic sea ice extent during previous 7 years
September is the month when in the Arctic the sea ice area reaches its minimum. The map and time series show a comparison of current ice conditions to previous years.