These animations of Antarctic sea ice cover are compiled from daily SSM/I seaice images downloaded from ftp://ftp.polar.ncep.noaa.gov/ice/sh.gif. See http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/seaice/Welcome.html for a complete description of the daily analysis of the satellite data and for proper attribution of these images.
Individual SSMI daily images since 1 August 1997 can be viewed or retrieved
Near real time daily sea ice images are also available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Representation of the Antarctic ice edge plotted using data from the National Ice Center edge text file ftp area. The small red dots on the maps represent two current meter moorings being maintained by the NOAA-funded ARCHES program.
Will the Weddell Polynya of the 70's be repeated this year? Check here for updated images and information (also check the winter '98 animation above):
Images of Iceberg A-38 from the Ronne Ice Shelf:
Plot of Ice Cover in the region 60-65S, 40-45W, 1987-1994
Selected IR images of the
western Weddell (July 1997), courtesy of Antarctic
Support Associates (now Raytheon Polar Services Corp.)