There are different methods to measure sea ice. This area of the data portal is structured accordingly. The sea ice data is organized by the different methods which can be accessed via the upper navigation bar.

Satellite measurements such as CryoSat-2, SMOS und AMSR2, aircraft based measurements (airborne data) as well as autonomous measurements from different buoys range among the methods. Furthermore, the data portal offers a list of manual measurement data (manual measurement) for the time period from 1991 to today from the data base PANGAEA. Moreover, the website offers the download of echosounder data from 1990 to 1998 for the Weddell Sea.

The data is spatially divided into Arctic and Antarctica. Due to the different measurement methods the presented data varies in resolution and period of time.

In case of questions or any difficulties, please contact us at: Meereisportal Team.