A view of the arctic perennial ice cover from 1978 to 2001. The rate of decline averages 9 percent per decade. After 2001, it displays the projected decline in perennial ice cover assuming a loss rate of 9 percent per decade. Note: Movie of data and projected to 2075. Animator: Tom Bridgman (GST). Scientist: Josefino Comiso (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: DMSP/SSM/I, Nimbus-7/SMMR.
Comiso, J.C., Correlation and trend studies of the sea ice cover and surface temperatures in the Arctic, Annals of Glaciology, Volume 34, (In press, July 2002)