Arctic Sea Ice : Forum
Cryosphere => Arctic Background => Topic started by: Pmt111500 on April 22, 2013, 07:57:20 AM
a couple of images of various stages of melt in the baltic.
1. rotten large floe (c.100m in diameter)
2. ship wave action on broken up rotten ice
3. about the smallest chunks still easily seen from above (c.1-3 m diam.)
4. the remnants of type 3's, almost wholly submerged
narrow channel clogged by mixture of variously sized floes. tried to take some photos in the sunset too, but the autofocus didn't manage the low light.
I don't know how I forgot there's a Modis-RapidResponse service also for Baltic. Attached an image taken at the same time than the above images were taken. Most are from the best navigable channel leading to the mainland. The locations marked might not be exact, but somewhat close anyway.
The shallower bays have started to freeze hereabouts (about 7 pixels off ;-)) after some 5 days of -10 degree weather. (funny, if there were no engines (electric or petrol), my whole life would fit in a 290*210px image on this scale. never made any longer biking tours.)
The harbour at the river mouth almost clear of ice. 3 spring rains have passed here since the last image at Arctic café. I guess the next rains take out the rest of ice. Spring is definitely here.
Nice thread, Pmt111500, hadn't seen it yet. I'm moving it to Arctic Background.
thanks, Neven. I had forgot this thread too so I posted one set of Baltic images to Arctic café : https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg105546.html#msg105546
Then there was the meltpooling image at https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg103093.html#msg103093 which is from the same spot (but southwards) than the last image on this thread.
The rest of the images at Arctic Café are of the river and of the lake so 'Baltic' doesn't apply for them.
A few years ago, due to vagaries of wind and weather, a little inlet in the Baltic got clogged up with loads of ice. It refused to melt. This prompted one of our most dedicated deniers, Mr. Christopher Booker, to write in the Daily Telegraph how this one month delay proved beyond a doubt that Global Warming was utter and complete nonsense. That the sea ice in the rest of the Arctic was melting before our eyes was, of course, of no moment.
So do not be surprised if your image showing a bit of ice left in the harbour is used for a surprising purpose. But more images please - I did some contracts for Swedish Aid many years ago and remember...
There isn't too much sea ice left here in easily accessed places so that couldve been the last image in this spring. Last summer I found a place where I could have taken an overview image of the opening message area, but that, in winter, would involve a 2-mile trek along icy rocks and cliffs so it's not likely I ever get there, in winter...