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This web portal gives access to the latest products and information about sea ice, snow and permafrost - the cryosphere - from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.


Snow cover maps temporarily unavailable due to missing sunlight

The snow cover maps are made from satellite measurements of reflected sunlight. Due to low hanging sun these data are not available during winter. The snow cover maps will reappear on cryo.met.no from early February 2020. 


The MOSAiC expedition visible from space

The "hot spot" is the MOSAiC expedition as seen by the NOAA-20 satellite (VIIRS DNB image).


Ice Watch is moving to Met Norway!

Icewatch logo Met Norway has now taken over running the Ice Watch observing system, check out the new website!


Record low sea-ice extent for October in the Arctic

October 2019 sets a new record low for October mean sea-ice extent in the Arctic and the strongest reduction in sea-ice cover is happening north of Siberia and Alaska.



2019 sea ice minimum - low, but not record low

September is typically the month with least sea ice in the Arctic, and with most sea ice in the Antarctic. How did the sea ice behave this summer? We take a look back.