Visualize Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice

Visualize and explore monthly and historical sea ice extents.

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What it does

This app displays the monthly mean sea ice extent for the Arctic and Antarctic and compares it with the historical median extent. Graphs are also used to visualize the minimum and maximum extent for each year (top), and the monthly time series for each year (bottom). Use the top graph to select specific years to display in the map.

Read this blog post to learn more about the application and its data.

Under the hood

Query by time

Sea ice extents are queried by time.

Dynamic projection of coordinates

Polar geographic features are automatically projected to correctly match the basemap.

Powerful rendering

Use built-in visualization capabilities to easily symbolize and display geographic features.

D3.js library integration

Combine a histogram chart and a line chart with the map to dynamically help explore and visualize the monthly minimum and maximum ice extents.