Ice climatology of the Arctic and Antarctic
Surface temperature
Dansk version
The Arctic Today
Climate and Weather
- Mean temperatures
  North of 80N

- Ice Extent in the
  Northern Hemisphere

- Minimum Ice Extent
  since 1979

- Monthly mean Sea Ice
  Extent since 1979

Satellite Products
- Sea ice drift and-
  sea ice concentration

- Sea Surface temp. and

- Ice temperatures
Climatological Sea Ice Atlas
Ice concentration
Monthly means
Monthly variations
Ice extent
Download ice edges
Break-up, freeze-up and open water days
Trend (significance)
Surface temperature,
sea ice

Surface temperature,
ice caps

Sea ice temperature and extent
Model Products
- Ice thickness and volume
- Ice and Ocean Forecasts
Seaice & Navigation
- Satellite Images
  around Greenland

These maps show the monthly or yearly mean surface temperature of sea ice in areas north of 50 N and south of 50 S in the full data set period, 1982-2021. An area surface is defined as sea ice if the monthly or yearly mean sea ice concentraion is greater than 15 %. The mean temperature is only plottet if the area has 10 or more years with a sea ice surface. Below each map is a time series of the total surface temperature average of the given area.

All plots are based on "Arctic and Antarctic ice Surface Temperature climate data set from thermal Infrared satellite data" data set (AASTI, version 2), produced by DMI and MET (see details here) and EUMETSAT OSISAF data sets OSI-450-a and OSI-430-a.

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