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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1700 on: March 05, 2020, 09:34:13 PM »
Preparing the surface of the river ice on the Tanana River, Alaska, for the raising of the tripod this weekend. Lots of festivities organised for the annual Nenana Ice Classic

https://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/index.htm

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1701 on: March 11, 2020, 11:24:44 PM »
From the guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/11/polar-ice-caps-melting-six-times-faster-than-in-1990s

A spectacular photo of The Greenland ice sheet south of Ilulissat. Photograph: Ian Joughin/IMBIE
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1702 on: March 17, 2020, 11:45:09 AM »
Am I the only one who sees a flattened polar bear in this who's got his head resting on Svalbard?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1703 on: March 17, 2020, 11:54:35 AM »
Awww <3
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1704 on: March 21, 2020, 12:25:23 PM »
I'm seeing polar bears spirits all over the place...
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1705 on: March 21, 2020, 03:38:22 PM »
Better keep away from the weed in the morning...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1706 on: March 21, 2020, 03:51:29 PM »
I see it too and i'm definitely sober!
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1707 on: March 23, 2020, 09:46:16 PM »
I see it too and i'm definitely sober!
Sober? What's that?  ::)

The cool part is when you see it on Worldview and move through the days. The shape is always there, but... you'll see...  8)

https://go.nasa.gov/2y4OZbx
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1708 on: March 24, 2020, 12:43:17 AM »
Freegrass, we do have a dedicated separate thread for these images.

Pareidolia.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2720.50.html

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1709 on: March 24, 2020, 03:23:13 AM »
Freegrass, we do have a dedicated separate thread for these images.

Pareidolia.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2720.50.html
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects.

Cool! Learned something new again. :) I had no idea they had a word for that.

Is there a psychedelic thread as well? I just found this amazing view of the polar vortex.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#2020/03/27/0000Z/wind/isobaric/10hPa/stereographic
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1710 on: March 27, 2020, 11:30:55 PM »
Pancake ice in the harbour at Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Still taken from webcam image this morning 27th March.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1711 on: March 31, 2020, 02:32:14 AM »
https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=08612752b92d
Hokkaido Earthquake.  Image via Tokyo Keizai. (via Landslide Blog)
OK, Japan isn't "Arctic", but this image makes for a challenging jigsaw puzzle. Forgive me?
Something to take pandemics current affairs off our minds.  (Click on 'jigsawplanet' link for on-line puzzle.)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1712 on: April 09, 2020, 01:57:00 AM »
Midnight looking north over the frozen harbour at Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

The orange glow shows that it's only 10 days before the sun will be up all day there (April 19th !).

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1713 on: April 09, 2020, 03:50:27 AM »
OK, Japan isn't "Arctic", but this image makes for a challenging jigsaw puzzle. Forgive me?
Something to take pandemics current affairs off our minds.  (Click on 'jigsawplanet' link for on-line puzzle.)
According to the counter at the bottom it took me more than 6000 minutes...  8)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1714 on: April 09, 2020, 06:19:09 AM »
Thanks TB - anyone would think I was stuck at home ;)   135 mins - aaaagh

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1715 on: April 15, 2020, 11:47:15 AM »


An image of a solitary iceberg, set against the fjord walls in North-East Greenland National Park.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/apr/15/blown-up-buildings-suffocating-fish-sony-world-photography-awards-in-pictures

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1716 on: April 15, 2020, 11:57:12 AM »
OMG! 😍

Thanks for sharing, Pikaia.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1717 on: April 15, 2020, 09:58:33 PM »
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1718 on: April 16, 2020, 06:42:28 AM »
https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=15ed973eb6cc
of image posted by pikaia

That was fun and a great way to spend some time chillaxing

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1719 on: April 16, 2020, 06:59:34 AM »
Amazing!  It took me a minute to figure out that the lower part of the photo was actually a reflection.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1720 on: April 18, 2020, 12:23:30 AM »
The Polar Vortex Looks Happy...
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1721 on: April 18, 2020, 05:34:09 PM »
:)

Surreal looking Baffin Bay yesterday. Sentinel 2 (Rendering: return [B8A*2,B03*1,B02*1])
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1722 on: April 18, 2020, 06:24:53 PM »
:)

Surreal looking Baffin Bay yesterday. Sentinel 2 (Rendering: return [B8A*2,B03*1,B02*1])
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1724 on: April 18, 2020, 07:30:53 PM »
The puffy rosy stuff is clouds.
Don't lose yourself in puffy rosy clouds mate...
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1725 on: April 29, 2020, 01:25:12 AM »
Light Pillars with ice crystals reflecting light back.
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« Reply #1726 on: April 29, 2020, 04:14:43 AM »
That's magical! Try to Imagine walking there. I'd very much like to see a moving picture of this.
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« Reply #1727 on: April 29, 2020, 04:56:06 AM »
I'd very much like to see a moving picture of this.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1728 on: April 29, 2020, 07:27:13 AM »
Does anyone know where the pillars JPG above is taken?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1729 on: May 01, 2020, 03:48:04 PM »
A seahorse in Greenland.



More here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52384143

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1730 on: May 07, 2020, 07:31:08 PM »
4th last sunset circa 01:10 at Utqiagvik 7th May.

By 11th May, sun is up all day until 1st August.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1731 on: May 08, 2020, 09:35:31 PM »
This is sea ice near Utqiaġvik, Alaska, in March, after a storm caused it to pile up. This was written about in NSIDC's newest summary: https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2020/05/storm-damage/

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1732 on: May 13, 2020, 04:39:54 PM »
Strips of sea ice have arrived at Jan Mayen in the Greenland Sea. on 12th May.

These strips have drifted away from the pack further back up the Fram Strait. They might not look particularly noteworthy but this is the first time since April 2004 that sea ice has reached the island.

Probably more as a result of the persistent northerly winds and greater Fram export we have noted this year.

In the bottom right of the image you can see a person walking (probably a meteorologist). 

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« Reply #1733 on: May 13, 2020, 10:49:37 PM »
So how far did they drift? And how do they stay strips? If i would have to guess the picture from the caption i would go for bits and pieces of ice so i am curious why/how this ice arrives as strips.
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« Reply #1734 on: May 13, 2020, 11:01:22 PM »
So how far did they drift? And how do they stay strips? If i would have to guess the picture from the caption i would go for bits and pieces of ice so i am curious why/how this ice arrives as strips.
That's something I've been wondering about as well Kassy, but then on a much larger scale. Why don't more bits and pieces of ice float away from the ice pack? Why does it all stay together instead of spreading out and filling the basin?

Happy to read about it on another thread.

This is what it looks like on the ocean.
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« Reply #1735 on: May 14, 2020, 12:37:11 AM »
Kassy/Freegrass. I don't profess to have an in-depth knowledge on drift ice. Like you I have often seen long sea ice strips form especially during windy spells in the Greenland Sea and the Bering sea, like a flock of gigantic sea gulls heading away from the pack.

I have found this information from this book Arctic Sea Ice, which I hope is not too small to read and I think helps explain the process. 

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« Reply #1736 on: May 14, 2020, 01:10:13 AM »
Thanks Niall. So it is pieces but representing as strips which makes a lot of sense (like the patterns in the game of life for example) . And even with my bad eyes i could read that.
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« Reply #1737 on: May 14, 2020, 01:14:36 AM »
Thanks Niall. I understand it a little now. It's weird ocean mechanics...
Ain't nature great?  :)
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« Reply #1738 on: May 14, 2020, 09:02:28 PM »
I always thought of the Cheerio Effect.  ;D

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« Reply #1739 on: May 23, 2020, 12:49:18 AM »
I was doing some reading up on Wrangel Island and was amazed at how pretty it is. I wish I could go and camp there for like 2 weeks and enjoy the solace and solitude. Plus there would for sure be no worries about covid-19, but a polar bear would replace the viral danger.

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« Reply #1740 on: May 26, 2020, 05:01:16 PM »
Siberia, rendering: return [B8A*2,B03*1,B02*1], gain: 0.6, gamma: 0.6

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« Reply #1741 on: June 02, 2020, 09:34:15 PM »
Just because they're so beautiful  :)


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2) Soccer Playground of the Norwegian Lofoten fishing village Henningsvær
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« Reply #1742 on: June 02, 2020, 09:38:37 PM »
Thank you for these impressive images.
Just imagine if the Henningsvær club makes it into the UEFA cup and is forced to re-build their stadium into an internationally accepted arena which gives place to (tens of) thousands of fans ?!?
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« Reply #1743 on: June 03, 2020, 01:39:34 AM »
Just imagine if the Henningsvær club makes it into the UEFA cup and is forced to re-build their stadium into an internationally accepted arena which gives place to (tens of) thousands of fans ?!?


Yeah, yeah, I know exactly what you mean, would just be another of those pittiful things that happened to become so common nowadays.


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« Reply #1744 on: June 03, 2020, 06:09:40 AM »
igs, those photos are gorgeous.  Thanks so much for posting them.

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« Reply #1745 on: June 05, 2020, 03:44:03 PM »
Oh, beautiful Lena Delta. Click to enlarge.
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« Reply #1746 on: June 12, 2020, 08:44:28 PM »
Peterman fjord, Greenland.

This is originally from Sentinel playground, no distortion filter thingy added.

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« Reply #1747 on: June 14, 2020, 04:21:09 PM »
Worldview, Novaya Zemlya.

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« Reply #1748 on: July 01, 2020, 04:04:34 PM »
This to underline my last post on the topic of Barrows ice-blow-outs and blow-ins.


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« Reply #1749 on: July 01, 2020, 05:41:51 PM »
This to underline my last post on the topic of Barrows ice-blow-outs and blow-ins.


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Ha, I did see your post the other day commenting about how this was possible and I was surprised to see the ice roll in with the fog yesterday! Once again, this is yet another new thing I have seen this year. I wonder how long it will be there until it's blown out to sea again?
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