Arctic Sea Ice Summer Minimum
The image shows minimum sea-ice area from AMSR2 compared to historic summer ice extents: In orange the 30 year September mean for 1981-2010, in cyan the lowest minimum in 2012 and in red the 2007 minimum. The 2015 minimum is the fourth lowest on record.
Scientists at the University of Bremen calculate AMSR2 sea ice concentrations daily in near real time. The service is part of the GMES project Polar View and of the Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (Arctic ROOS).