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Sea ice extent: NOAA/NSIDC

Sea ice age: C. Fowler/J. Maslanik/M. Tschudi, University of Colorado

Scientific advisors

Ned Gardiner, NOAA Climate Program Office

Mark Tschudi, University of Colorado

Footage provided by

Sea ice: Tartan Dragon Ltd. (open)/J. and J. Foster (close)/Image Bank Film/Getty Images

Storm: orbitrob/

Under-ice: Karen Frey/Clark University

Walruses: T3Media

This visualization was produced by the American Museum of Natural History under award NA10SEC0080014 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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