NASA Sees High Temperatures, Wildfires, Sea Ice Minimum Extent in Warming Arctic

NASA Goddard

Sep 21, 2020

On Sept. 15, 2020, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent — the second-lowest on record. This summer, temperatures soared in the Siberian Arctic, and intense fires burned through peatland. The Arctic region is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet.

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Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio
Kathleen Gaeta (GSFC Interns): Lead Producer
Kate Ramsayer (Telophase): Lead Writer
Elizabeth Hoy (GST): Scientist
Rachel Tilling (University of Maryland): Scientist

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio at:

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