of sea-ice changes dramatically throughout the year. Click this picture for a movie
of how Arctic sea-ice has changed between 1979 and 2004.
of Arctic sea-ice is in late winter (February). Click
the map to see the sea-ice in
each February since 1970 (and how it may look in the future).
of Arctic sea-ice is in late summer (September). Click
the map to see the sea-ice in each
September since 1970 (and how it may look in the future).
FUTURE? -According to our model, the Arctic becomes
ice-free in late summeraround 2050.
models show that, due to extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, arctic
surface air temperatures may rise 7 deg C by the year 2100.
If we give the model this warming, see what happens to the
Arctic sea-ice. Click on
the year for future predictions of maximum and minimum Arctic