Data for daily melt ends for one pole, begins for another

Daily melt extent mapping for the Antarctic Ice Sheet will be restarting soon, while mapping for the Greenland Ice Sheet is suspended for the winter. Calibration of yearly melt detection requires analysis of the springtime snow conditions by a separate program. See our March 18, 2013 post for more discussion of melt calibration. A full analysis for the 2021 melt season on the Greenland Ice Sheet will be coming soon.

Our interactive chart supports a retrospective look at past Greenland melt seasons. This will remain available for our users.

Daily image updates will resume for the Greenland Ice Sheet in April 2022.

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