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by Nico Sun

The Website is dedicated to monitoring and analysing changes in the polar regions. It is still under early development and will undergo several content updates.

Arctic Sea Ice

Full Year & Sea Ice Compaction Graphs
lowests minimum: 2.241 (2012), 2.477 (2016)
lowests maximum = 12.668 (2016), 12.761 (2017)

Antarctic Sea Ice

lowest minimum = 1.246 (1993), 1.494 (2017)
lowests maximum = 14.162 (1986), 14.195 (2017)
highest minimum = 2.438 (2015)
highest maximum = 16.324 (2014)

Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover

Freezing Degree Days

The graphs show the Freezing Degree days over the whole freezing season. The sea ice thickness can be estimated based on the following formula (Lebedev 1938)
Thickness (cm) = 1.33 * FDD (°C)^0.58
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