Published on 3 avril 2023
Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on 6 March. It happens to be the fifth smallest winter extent in the 45-year satellite record.
This Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite image captured on 30 March shows the extent of sea ice off the coast of Greenland. The melting of Arctic sea ice has a significant impact on the global climate, contributing to rising sea levels and changes in ocean dynamics.
Copernicus' satellite data plays a crucial role in monitoring the melting of the cryosphere and tracking the effects of climate change around the globe.
Copernicus. (2023, February 4). Arctic sea ice reached the fifth smallest winter extent on record. Image of the Day.