Antarctic sea ice charts

The Polar View Antarctic service is now providing interpreted sea ice charts produced by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. In the high-bandwidth map view, users can now select the ‘Ice chart by’ tab to display the latest chart. A number of options for download are then made available on the right-side of the viewer including OGC compliant WMS. The simplest option however is the permanent link to the latest chart as a JPEG graphic.

These charts will be compiled on a weekly basis and currently cover from the Fimbul Ice Shelf, across the Weddell Sea, to west of the Antarctic Peninsula. They are compiled using the most up to date AMSR-E passive microwave ice concentration data and ESA Envisat ASAR imagery.