27 March 2007
Canadian IPY Stamp Uses NSIDC Data
Canada Post has released a commemorative stamp series in celebration of the International Polar Year (IPY).
One of the products in the series, the "Souvenir sheet of 2 stamps," features a graphic depiction of Arctic sea ice from September 2005, the record low, in comparison to Arctic sea ice in September 1979, the beginning of the satellite record. The graphic uses data from the NSIDC Sea Ice Index. To view the entire stamp series, visit Canada Post Collecting: International Polar Year.
IPY is a time dedicated to interdisciplinary study of the polar regions and other frozen areas of our planet. For more information on IPY, visit the IPY Web site.