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Arctic Sea Ice Video

Posted by Jeff Id on May 29, 2009

I’ve put together a 40MB video of the Arctic ice for 2007-present from the NSIDC gridded ice data. This is the data I used to make the northern hemisphere ice trend plot which looks like this.

Arctic Ice NasaTeam Bootstrap

Arctic Ice NasaTeam Method

The data for this simple plot is massive 1.2Gb over 30 years. The only way to view it is by video which I’ve attached after the “read the rest” line so that people who stop by don’t get hit with a 40 MB download. It’s an awesome video though, you can see the cloud’s affect on the data as well as the flowing/shifting of the ice back and forth.

The best way to view this is to right click and save it to your harddrive. As it loads it looks like a slide show, after it loads it plays as a video at about 10 frames/second but the wordpress player isn’t as smooth as the player on my computer.

It will work on its own either way but may take a bit of time to download. Land areas are brown and are created in the actual square matrix of data, I just color the pixels according to the number in the square matrix. I hope you find it as interesting as I do.

Arctic Ice Video 2007-2009

Arctic Ice Video 2007-2009

2 Responses to “Arctic Sea Ice Video”

  1. cogito said

    Jeff, where exactly can I find this video?

  2. Jeff Id said

    Right click on the picture. It will start playing by itself otherwise. I’m putting one up this morning which will be hosted at tinypic and will play a lot faster.

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