Here is an interesting piece on wind and currents in Nares, by a student of Andreas Muenchow.
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Surface ice in Nares is moving through. I don't know how to animate---toggle the past couple of clear days to watch it. I'm sure someone here can work out the speed.
Notice that the heel, toe, and sole of the bigfoot boot "arch" at the Lincoln Sea end have frozen over again, for the time being.
Is it normal for that much of the Northwest passage to have such thin ice? With that large crack, it almost looks as if it is open for business.
Couldn't resist after reading above about the topology of a glove.
The sleeping bag, a poem.
On the outside grows the furside; on the inside grows the skinside.
So the furside is the outside, and the skinside is the inside.
One side likes the skinside inside, and the furside on the outside.
Others like the skinside outside, and the furside on the inside.
If you turn the skinside outside, thinking you will side with that side,
then the soft side, furside's inside, which, some argue, is the wrong side.
If you turn the furside outside, as, you say, it grows on that side,
then your outside's next the skinside, which for comfort's not the right side.
For the skinside is the cold side, and your outside's not your warm side.
And two cold sides side by side are not right-side when side to side!
If you decide to side with that side, turn the topside furside inside.
Then the cold side furside skinside's, beyond all question, inside out!
Herbert George Ponting, photographer on Scott's last expedition.
I'm off now to warp a space ship into a Klein bottle.
Didn't Cate post something about deep 11 c waters surging onto the shelves near Newfoundland?
I recognize that's south of our general areas of interest, but the extreme temperature caught my eye.
Also, since the picture on the graphs page no longer finds this page for some reason, you can even check to see how those regions are doing at the moment compared to previous years:
I was on a ferry in the Strait of Belle Isle in late March in 1980. 100% ice cover but all pan ice, strong SW winds which did not disperse ice as those straits are an inverted V. My strongest memory is how completely dizzying it was to watch what appeared to the mind to be solid snow/ice fields writhing 2-3 meters.
Well 2nd strongest. Strongest was the sound like being inside an oil drum while some outside beat on it with a hammer.