The Arctic’s Sea Ice Is Fast Disappearing & This Grim Interactive Map Proves It
By Thanussha Priyah, 09 Oct 2019
Image via Shutterstock.com
With the recent uproar on climate change movements, there is still no slowing down on the loss of the Arctic sea ice.
Data from September 2019 shows that it is one of the worst years for sea ice, with high temperatures causing the ice to melt fast.
The depletion of Earth’s Arctic sea ice can now be monitored through an app called Sea Ice Aware.
Created by spatial analytics company Esri, the tool’s main feature is its interactive map that presents monthly ice average in the sea from 1979 to the present day. Diagrams visualizing the most and least ice levels each year can also be found here.
The app will be updated monthly with the data received from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NOAA. Navigate the map here.
Variability and long-term decline in September #Arctic sea ice thickness (upper) & volume (lower).— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) October 6, 2019
---> September 2019 was the 2nd lowest Arctic sea ice volume on record.
+ Data available from https://t.co/g3fGy1jAf5
+ Other visuals: https://t.co/FUU9OT6IeN pic.twitter.com/z8ViTi1pzA
[via Fast Company, images via Shutterstock.com]
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