Antarctica Today coming soon

Due to the data provider’s systems maintenance, data outage from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites is impacting the transition to Antarctica Today. Daily melt extent mapping for the Antarctic Ice Sheet will be restart when the issue is cleared. 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. 

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 2023.

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