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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1300 on: December 15, 2018, 01:02:20 PM »
Am I the only one that checks in with the webcam in Utqiagvik to see if the house on the left hand side of the image has its door wide open again?  It's cold up there.  Why is the damn door open so often?  Maybe we should call them to let them know?

It's a normal cold porch, a place to remove the outermost layer of clothes, that may have a whole lot of snow/ice on them. Snow is shaken out of the doorway, the floor occasionally brushed clear. Door might be permanently open or closed only during snowstorms. Might not even have a lock on it to prevent freezing shut. You see these sometimes even in southern Finland. People might use these as freezers for food stuffs.

Checking words... Yep, entryway, comparable to mudroom in warmer places. The lock of the house would be in the door protected from wind and ice buildup, handling keys @-25C is much nicer to do over a floor rather than on snowbank or ice in a blastchiller wind. Might add that it's an excellent way to get your home's lock frozen shut if you open it once with a snowy key. Normally you do it at most, once in your life. The same applies of course to your car door, if you're a winter outdoors person you quite quickly learn to put out or take with you some antifreezing oil when parking over in nature.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1301 on: December 19, 2018, 10:45:51 PM »
Looking south over the recently frozen Norton Sound in the Bering Sea, one hour after sunrise at Nome, Alaska. Sunrise was at 12 local time and will set just before 4pm. Temp is circa -24 C (-11 F).
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1302 on: December 21, 2018, 03:12:55 PM »
Meanwhile, at the other end of the globe, the BAS has put this picture up from Halley (Brunt ice shelf):-


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1303 on: January 16, 2019, 04:15:25 PM »
Massive spinning ice disk:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46891412

(Maine is not quite Arctic, sorry)


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1304 on: January 18, 2019, 02:50:09 PM »
NOAA 19 AVHRR IR, January 18 2019 1235 UTC image. Note the melting ice front above Svalbard, ice fracturing in the Lincoln Sea and the breaking up of the ice pack in the Beaufort Sea.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1305 on: January 30, 2019, 11:10:35 PM »
The sun is back at Utqiagvik ! Just about. Long shadows stretch out over the fast ice over the Chukchi Sea today.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1306 on: February 27, 2019, 12:56:26 AM »
It's gotten a lot milder now over in Nome. But with the milder air has come the snow.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1307 on: February 28, 2019, 10:30:48 PM »
Getting ready for tripod weekend  on the Tanana river, Nenana Alaska.

Last measurement on Feb 26, the ice thickness was still very low at only 23.5 inches. This year still in last place.

https://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/ice.htm
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1308 on: March 01, 2019, 08:16:22 AM »
Was checking the Antarctic via Sentinel and saw this.

Is my new wallpaper now. :)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1309 on: March 03, 2019, 09:40:10 AM »
Ice shattering on shore of Lake Superior

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1310 on: March 04, 2019, 09:05:04 PM »
Found on Reddit in r/natureisfuckinglit

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1311 on: March 07, 2019, 06:01:20 AM »
Am I the only one that checks in with the webcam in Utqiagvik to see if the house on the left hand side of the image has its door wide open again?  It's cold up there.  Why is the damn door open so often?  Maybe we should call them to let them know?

This one?

https://seaice.alaska.edu/gi/observatories/barrow_webcam/

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1313 on: March 16, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
Iconic image from this year's Iditarod. Photo posted by Rick Thoman on Twitter.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1314 on: March 17, 2019, 08:38:27 PM »
So I understand correctly that on March 13 no sea water should be visible from Nome, Alaska. Has this happened before 2017 already?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1315 on: March 17, 2019, 08:44:53 PM »
Judging by its location at the north end of the Bering Sea, not far from the Strait, I would guess that open sea near Nome on that date is a serious rarity, though I haven't gone over the satellite record to verify.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1316 on: March 17, 2019, 08:48:11 PM »
not quite as wet but zoom in and you'll see a lot of wet ice and temps are high in barrow AK

http://feeder.gina.alaska.edu/webcam-uaf-barrow-seaice-images/current/image

looks a bit strange the current weather values but warm either way ;)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1317 on: March 17, 2019, 09:53:33 PM »
Iconic image from this year's Iditarod.

The current Nome image from the GWC webcam page, looking across Front Street:
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1318 on: March 18, 2019, 04:21:43 AM »
I'm not sure what you are getting at Jim. That web cam is pointing down a road in town.  That is completely different from what Rick Thoman posted.  If he says his "heart aches for what we've lost," it is silly not to take him seriously.  No one knows Alaska sea ice better than he does.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1319 on: March 18, 2019, 04:48:38 AM »
This is central Alaska, but it demonstrates the warmth that they are dealing with this year.