Visualizing the 2012 Sea Ice Minimum

This interactive visualization from the NASA Earth Observatory website compares Arctic sea ice minimum extent from 1984 to that of 2012.

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Jesse Allen
Michon Scott
Mike Carlowicz
NASA Earth Observatory

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Educators could also use images alone with slider tool, without the text, or could paraphrase or simplify text.

CLEAN resource [link http://serc.carleton.edu/resources/44665.htm] is a video that addresses Arctic sea ice extent over a similar time period.

Additionally, there is a useful Arctic sea ice change visualization and plot from NASA that may be found at [link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKbWN5YpgIU].

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