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CryoSat shows Arctic sea ice thickness during January-February 2011

New ice thickness map of the Arctic unveiled

21 June 2011

Arctic sea-ice thickness 2011
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CryoSat’s exceptionally detailed data have been used to generate this map of sea-ice thickness in the Arctic. Data from January and February this year have been used to show the thickness of the ice as it approaches its annual maximum. Thanks to CryoSat’s orbit, ice thickness close to the North Pole can be seen for the first time.


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