Media Advisory
2 April 2014

Arctic sea ice reaches maximum extent for 2014


A NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014.
—Credit: NSIDC
High-resolution Image

NSIDC has issued an update to Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis describing winter sea ice conditions in the Arctic Ocean.

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 21 at 14.91 million square kilometers (5.76 million square miles), making it the fifth lowest maximum in the satellite record.

To read the full analysis from NSIDC scientists, see

Download data images of the 2014 Arctic sea ice maximum here.

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