Climate change is driving significant ice melt across the Arctic, Antarctica, and Greenland. Melting glaciers eliminates habitat for threatened species, increases sea level rise, influences ocean currents, and drives more warming in a continuous feedback loop. Use this app to visualize and investigate hotspots of ice melt across impacted regions.
Explore data source
Landsat imagery is accessible in Google Earth Engine, an open source cloud-computing platform.
Explore ice melt in Google Earth
A Google Earth Voyager Story provides additional hotspots of sea ice melt.