Model uses satellites to detect open water…This video is public domain and can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio.
The Arctic has been losing sea ice over the past several decades as Earth warms.
However, each year, as the sea ice starts to melt in the spring following its maximum wintertime extent, scientists still struggle to estimate exactly how much ice they expect will disappear through the melt season.
Now, a new NASA forecasting model based on satellite measurements is allowing researchers to make better estimates. Continue reading