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Arctic Sea Ice Likely Reaches Minimum Extent for 2017

These maps from the National Snow and Ice Data Center show the Arctic mean sea ice concentration as measured by satellites for each month since April 2017, along with the minimum value recorded on September 13th. Areas with at least 15% ice cover appear in shades of gray-blue to white. Open ocean water (less than 15% ice cover) is navy blue. The yellow line shows the median (middle of the range) sea ice extent for 1981–2010. For more information, please visit



GOES-16 Sees the Summer Solstice Arrive!

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston to aid residents in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 27, 2017. Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary Wes

NOAA Satellites and Aircraft Monitor Catastrophic Floods from Hurricane Harvey & Irma

NOAA’s GOES-16 and NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP are monitoring the flooding from Hurricane Harvey & Irma. Images from the two satellites are merged to create a detailed and comprehensive flood zone map which covers vast areas. These maps help FEMA and first responders determine where to focus their efforts.

“The power of our message is enhanced by the data.” -- Jason Vasquez, Conservation Program Director, Coral Reef Alliance.