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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1150 on: April 14, 2018, 07:17:06 AM »
My phone on default settings can pick up aurora as a smudge, so I don’t think I need even a 10s exposure.
Yea, phone cameras gather light pretty well. I've not made a comparison to human eyesight with those, but I guess 10 sec would be too much... So 2-3 s?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1151 on: April 22, 2018, 09:14:38 PM »
Fantastic pic from the Ilulissat Ice Hotel web cam including a passing avian visitor

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1152 on: April 23, 2018, 07:28:22 AM »
Open water now visible at Nome, Alaska. Spring has arrived with full force. 


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1153 on: April 23, 2018, 07:04:38 PM »
“Daily evolution of the record low Bering sea ice since March - now nearly all within the Bering Strait. This retreat is weeks earlier than the climatological average - crazy!
+ Data: 3-km AMSR2 processed by @unihh @cenunihh
+ Graphics: http://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-sea-ice-extentconcentration/
https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/987353368996675585
Image below; GIF at the link.


“Latest reports from along coastal Alaska: https://www.arcus.org/siwo
"It’s only April, and we’ve already waves washing the beach."
"Our "last resort" hunting in poor ice seasons has been to head east to hunt in Kotzebue Sound but the bay is looking to be ice free early as well."
https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/987436002615558144
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1154 on: April 23, 2018, 08:12:59 PM »
“Daily evolution of the record low Bering sea ice since March - now nearly all within the Bering Strait. This retreat is weeks earlier than the climatological average - crazy!

“Latest reports from along coastal Alaska: https://www.arcus.org/siwo
"It’s only April, and we’ve already waves washing the beach."
"Our "last resort" hunting in poor ice seasons has been to head east to hunt in Kotzebue Sound but the bay is looking to be ice free early as well."


Following the links I found this site:-
https://www.arcus.org/siwo Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO)

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Overview
Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook

The Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) is a resource for Alaska Native subsistence hunters, coastal communities, and others interested in sea ice and walrus. The SIWO provides weekly reports from April through June with information on weather and sea ice conditions relevant to walrus in the northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea regions of Alaska.

Has really good stuff by people on the ground about local conditions and such good photos.
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Near St. Lawrence Island
There is very open ice pack to the north and east of Savoonga with medium to vast floes. Otherwise open water surrounds St. Lawrence Island.

Nome
Shorefast ice extends up to 2 nm offshore from Nome, then 1 to 2 nm of very open pack ice with small to big floes. Beyond the very open pack ice is widespread very close pack ice with vast to giant floes.

Wales to Shishmaref
Shorefast ice extends up to 1.5 nm northwest of the coast from Wales to Shishmaref. Beyond the shorefast ice is 8 to 10 nm of very open pack ice, then very close pack ice with vast to giant floes beyond that.

Diomede
Open pack ice surrounds Diomede Island with medium to vast floes.

ps: On zlabes twitter thing was a reply from someone about how late their lake was melting this year. It is in Minnesota.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1155 on: May 02, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »
See 15 years of change in the Arctic
Mesmerizing new video, made from 15 years of satellite data, shows the waxing and waning of Arctic ice and snow as the seasons change.

http://earthsky.org/earth/15-years-of-change-in-arctic-videoG
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1156 on: May 02, 2018, 10:20:25 PM »
Thanks. Great video (note: remove the G at the end of the link). Of note: "melt pond blue" (esp. 2012) - I wonder how no one managed to automate a melt pond index based on the bluish tinge. The 2012 GAC. The 2016 early Beaufort massacre. And much more.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1157 on: May 02, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
See 15 years of change in the Arctic
Mesmerizing new video, made from 15 years of satellite data, shows the waxing and waning of Arctic ice and snow as the seasons change.

http://earthsky.org/earth/15-years-of-change-in-arctic-videoG

I was a bit confused until I realized it was only doing April to September (max to min?).  Nice video, but I would have liked it a lot more if it did the full timeline.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1158 on: May 05, 2018, 04:25:08 AM »


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This raven is surfing the Canadian flag. Your argument is invalid.


Filmed in Iqaluit. This raven has been trying to surf that flag every windy day this spring, and is getting quite good at it. A couple other ravens have tried and failed to replicate the feat.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1159 on: May 09, 2018, 04:58:26 PM »
During my study at the University I read this comment from Encyclopaedia Britannica (1994 Edition [sic]). The expert author found it still necessary to remind readers that no more "terra incognita" were to be found there. Ironically, the Arctic today remains equally less known due to our self-inflicted change to its sensitive cryosphere. Marching ever onwards, ever backwards...  ???

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1160 on: May 09, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
We are watching those cloud streets heading south from Svalbard, meanwhile in Nordkapp, Norway - conditions and the risk of big avalanches is extremely high in several parts of Norway and is still increasing due to continuous snowfall there. Some roads have been closed in several days in a row and some shops within isolated areas are running out of some sorts of food. Photo: Camilla Daae-Qvale via Severe Weather Scandinavia.
any news as to what happened?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1161 on: May 12, 2018, 04:15:46 PM »
I haven't tried to upload an mp4 yet, but I'll try.   

Barrow webcam, neat to see the sun riding the horizon.

http://feeder.gina.alaska.edu/feeds/webcam-uaf-barrow-seaice-images/movies/10018_webcam-uaf-barrow-seaice-images_2018-5-11_1-day-animation
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1162 on: May 12, 2018, 10:57:39 PM »
Barrow webcam, neat to see the sun riding the horizon.

so unfamiliar each time when we southerlies see the sun north of the place where an image was taken from :-)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1163 on: May 14, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »
Oops, I discovered a melt pond on the sea ice.

It had little effect on albedo, or else I'd have avoided it.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1164 on: May 14, 2018, 09:56:10 PM »
Come on, numerobis, don't make the situation worse than it already is!  ;D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1165 on: May 22, 2018, 02:27:56 PM »
The sea ice with big tides forms impressive ice cliffs where the topography is steep, rather than forming rough ice over a flatter sea floor.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1166 on: May 22, 2018, 02:30:22 PM »
Apparently your forum software doesn’t handle orientation tags? The world is not actually upside down here.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1167 on: May 22, 2018, 03:22:51 PM »
And here I thought you had mistakenly posted a picture of the Antarctic.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1168 on: May 22, 2018, 03:36:37 PM »
Yes it looks much better the right way round!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1169 on: May 22, 2018, 11:49:09 PM »
Apparently your forum software doesn’t handle orientation tags? The world is not actually upside down here.

And here I was being amazed at such a clear reflection of that cliff face in the water...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1170 on: May 28, 2018, 06:56:52 AM »
Taking a quick snap of a pond on the sea ice during a brief spot of sun. The water is brackish. Shortly after this photo, an amphipod (kinguk as they're known here) floated up through a crack in the ice and tootled around.

(Otherwise it's been grey most of the month.)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1171 on: May 29, 2018, 04:38:53 PM »
Today's GEOS 16 whole disk image shows heat and water vapor transport from the tropics around central America all the way to the Arctic ocean. This "Greenland vortex" pattern has driven cold air and water southeastwards in the Labrador sea on the west side of Greenland while driving warm air and warm water northeastwards from the southeastern coast of the U.S. towards Europe and the Barents sea. It has produced a very unusual SST anomaly map in the Atlantic and is intensifying the Urals trough and warming in the Laptev sea, by intensifying the atmospheric ridge over Norway and western Europe. The ocean ridges have been stronger than normal this year, increasing heat transport into the Arctic.

This satellite photo shows an extraordinary example of the enhanced south to north heat transport by exaggerated Rossby waves that Jennifer Francis has written about.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1172 on: May 29, 2018, 05:24:16 PM »
Good stuff. Couldn't resist looking up amphipod (pix of kinguk were all boats), here https://www.google.com/search?q=amphipod+pictures Quite a range of images.

Scary;

Huge:

Most seem more like this though they mostly seem more transparent:

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1173 on: May 29, 2018, 10:17:46 PM »
Great stuff Susan. We've just experienced eight months of very similar atmospheric and ssta conditions in the south Pacific. In new Zealand this led to a three month drought up to new year with less than ten percent of the rainfall we usually get in the period. Then until this week its rained incessantly. Six months of hot humid classical tropical wet season with big thunderstorms nearly every afternoon, record floods, hot balmy nights. Now it may be snapping back into dry season mode again with the subtropical high belt signs of wanting to squat on the lower south island again and a week of dry chisp sunny weather. It would not surprise me if the same is about to happen in the northern temperate belt. Particularly Europe.
Those amphipods are amazing. I understand they make great eating. The philipino  deep ocean ones are even larger and much enjoyed. The locals eat the Kinguk  numerobis?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1174 on: June 01, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
The local birds and fish do. Humans eat the fish (but not the shorebirds).

Kinguk in Iqaluit are the type from Susan’s picture with several in one hand.

Shrimp are known as large kinguk: kingukjuaq or kingukpak (depending on where).

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1175 on: June 05, 2018, 11:03:29 PM »
Here is that amazing image of Antarctic ice thickness from Kevin Pluck, Bedmap 2 data. It needs a click to see at full size. He also has a very nice bedrock elevation map, which with the thickness data, allows vertical transects to made through the south pole (and animated).

This grayscale has some very interesting features revealed by Glasbey-type lookup tables.

https://earther.com/youve-never-seen-a-map-of-antarctica-like-this-before-1825650822
https://pixelmoversandmakers.com/blog

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbqzUmTW4AAH0Mf.jpg

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1176 on: June 06, 2018, 12:39:03 AM »
Couldn't resist this.  An amazed ogre gazing at the gap in the Laptev Sea.  No photoshopping, I promise -- the outline of the island is as it appears on Worldview.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1177 on: June 06, 2018, 10:36:43 PM »
Here is that amazing image of Antarctic ice thickness from Kevin Pluck, Bedmap 2 data. It needs a click to see at full size. He also has a very nice bedrock elevation map, which with the thickness data, allows vertical transects to made through the south pole (and animated).

This grayscale has some very interesting features revealed by Glasbey-type lookup tables.

https://earther.com/youve-never-seen-a-map-of-antarctica-like-this-before-1825650822
https://pixelmoversandmakers.com/blog

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbqzUmTW4AAH0Mf.jpg

https://twitter.com/kevpluck

Hi!

Thank you for posting my image and for your very nice comments. The Glasbey LUT colours are very interesting and the image you created looks like it highlights the places that have been interpolated.  Perhaps it could be sent to the BedMap people with a note saying "send your planes here" although I'm sure they know exactly where the holes are.

I'll definitely be using Glasbey colours for the future!

Here is a link to download the full resolution 6668x6668 images: https://we.tl/l9RI2hj97O (beware: this link expires in a few days).

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1178 on: June 07, 2018, 12:33:12 AM »
Couldn't resist this.  An amazed ogre gazing at the gap in the Laptev Sea.  No photoshopping, I promise -- the outline of the island is as it appears on Worldview.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1179 on: June 14, 2018, 05:46:42 PM »

Interesting rope-like image [of overturning current?] south east of Svalbard 10th

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1180 on: June 16, 2018, 04:47:05 PM »
Images of a an unusual perfectly formed small-scale cyclone-like system offshore the Siberian side of Bering sea (just east of Korfa Bay), sent by, and relayed from, a friend who's an avid reader of this forum:



Pareidolia warranted! :-)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1181 on: June 16, 2018, 08:09:01 PM »
Images of a an unusual perfectly formed small-scale cyclone-like system offshore the Siberian side of Bering sea (just east of Korfa Bay), sent by, and relayed from, a friend who's an avid reader of this forum:



Pareidolia warranted! :-)
*Wow*!  I remember seeing weather formations like that pop up all over the 2013 map, sometimes quite a bit smaller.
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« Reply #1182 on: June 16, 2018, 10:16:44 PM »
Images of a an unusual perfectly formed small-scale cyclone-like system offshore the Siberian side of Bering sea (just east of Korfa Bay), sent by, and relayed from, a friend who's an avid reader of this forum:

nice kakadu indeed

but seriously, a great image, kudos
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1183 on: June 17, 2018, 12:51:27 AM »
Yes, gorgeous.  :)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1184 on: June 19, 2018, 02:40:35 AM »
Melting Arctic ice off the east coast of Greenland shows its artistic potential.  Abstract expressionist rather than the lovely and sensitive bird portrait above...

June 18 Worldview, unaltered.
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« Reply #1185 on: June 19, 2018, 04:41:14 AM »
Images of a an unusual perfectly formed small-scale cyclone-like system offshore the Siberian side of Bering sea (just east of Korfa Bay), sent by, and relayed from, a friend who's an avid reader of this forum:

nice kakadu indeed

Hate to be pedantic but Kakadu is a National Park in Australia:
https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/

I think you mean a Kakapo:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo
Which is a bird from New Zealand.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1186 on: June 19, 2018, 07:25:52 AM »
Images of a an unusual perfectly formed small-scale cyclone-like system offshore the Siberian side of Bering sea (just east of Korfa Bay), sent by, and relayed from, a friend who's an avid reader of this forum:

nice kakadu indeed

Hate to be pedantic but Kakadu is a National Park in Australia:
https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/

I think you mean a Kakapo:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo
Which is a bird from New Zealand.
I actually believe he meant a cockatoo, called kakadu in German.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1187 on: June 19, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
nice kakadu indeed

Hate to be pedantic but Kakadu is a National Park in Australia:
https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/

I actually believe he meant a cockatoo, called kakadu in German.
Ah I think you  may be right!  According to Wikipedia " The name Kakadu may come from the mispronunciation of Gaagudju, which is the name of an Aboriginal language spoken in the northern part of the park. This name may derive from the Indonesian word kakatuwah, (via Dutch kaketoe and German Kakadu) subsequently Anglicised as "cockatoo".

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« Reply #1188 on: June 19, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
I dunno... It looks a LOT like a kakapo to me.... 

nice kakadu indeed

Hate to be pedantic but Kakadu is a National Park in Australia:
https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/

I actually believe he meant a cockatoo, called kakadu in German.
Ah I think you  may be right!  According to Wikipedia " The name Kakadu may come from the mispronunciation of Gaagudju, which is the name of an Aboriginal language spoken in the northern part of the park. This name may derive from the Indonesian word kakatuwah, (via Dutch kaketoe and German Kakadu) subsequently Anglicised as "cockatoo".

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1189 on: June 19, 2018, 06:12:23 PM »
I actually believe he meant a cockatoo, called kakadu in German.


yes "kakadu" in german, so i learned the english word for it today, thanks oren helpful as always ;)

they are white and bear a kind of crown (crest) that is normally retracted which is when they look like the upthread image in question, gonna find an image now

EDIT: found :-)

A cockatoo is a parrot that is any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea. Along with the Psittacoidea and the Strigopoidea, they make up the order Psittaciformes. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Cacatuidae
Higher classification: Parrot
Lifespan: Cockatiel: 10 – 14 years, Galah: 40 years, MORE
Mass: Cockatiel: 3.2 oz, Galah: 11 oz, MORE Encyclopedia of Life
Length: Cockatiel: 12 – 13 in., Sulphur-crested cockatoo: 20 in., White cockatoo: 18 in., Major Mitchell's cockatoo: 20 – 24 in. Encyclopedia of Life
Did you know: The cockatiel is about 32 cm (13 in) long and is by far the smallest and lightest

cockatoo. wikipedia.org

german (plural) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakadus
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« Reply #1190 on: June 19, 2018, 06:31:13 PM »
But did you guys know that Kakadu used to be a discotheque in the 1990s in Split, Croatia?  ;)
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« Reply #1191 on: June 19, 2018, 06:39:23 PM »
But did you guys know that Kakadu used to be a discotheque in the 1990s in Split, Croatia?  ;)

Gulp.  This changes ... everything. 
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1192 on: June 19, 2018, 07:52:56 PM »
While you all are still on it ;) How about Kaketoe?

Vernacular names
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Bahasa Indonesia: Kakatua
беларуская: Какаду
Boarisch: Kakadu
čeština: Kakaduovití
Deutsch: Kakadus
English: Cockatoos
español: Cacatúas
français: Cacatoès
hrvatski: Kakadui
italiano: Cacatuidi
lietuvių: Kakadu
magyar: Kakadufélék
македонски: Какадуа
Nederlands: Kaketoes
日本語: オウム科
norsk: Kakaduer
norsk nynorsk: Kakaduer
polski: Kakadu
português: Cacatuas
suomi: Kakadut
svenska: Kakaduor
ไทย: นกกระตั้ว


https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cacatuidae

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1193 on: June 19, 2018, 08:37:11 PM »
But did you guys know that Kakadu used to be a discotheque in the 1990s in Split, Croatia?  ;)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1194 on: June 19, 2018, 10:58:45 PM »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1195 on: June 19, 2018, 11:24:08 PM »
Gents,

Kakadu Bar also happens to be the name of a strip club in Copenhagen, although I must admit, I have never been there.

I still wonder though, how small can these Polar Lows actually be? With potentially only isolated ice islands in the Arctic Ocean, will we see several of these features at the same time in the not so distant future?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1196 on: June 19, 2018, 11:59:55 PM »
Gents,

Kakadu Bar also happens to be the name of a strip club in Copenhagen, although I must admit, I have never been there.

I still wonder though, how small can these Polar Lows actually be? With potentially only isolated ice islands in the Arctic Ocean, will we see several of these features at the same time in the not so distant future?
I remember us finding handfuls of them on satellite maps, only smaller, during that very strange summer we had in 2013.  They left disturbed trails in the low clouds and fog which persisted for long periods of time, because how otherwise still the air was.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1197 on: June 24, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »
FWIW.....    ....I was just remembering it's been fifteen years now since my youngest graduated high school. I took her to Alaska and made it all the way to Barrow for the blanket-toss festival.

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« Reply #1198 on: June 25, 2018, 12:11:25 AM »
What a lot of wonderful material. Thank you all!!

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« Reply #1199 on: June 25, 2018, 02:27:20 AM »
Well, so I have a little story to tell from Barrow (was up there 15 years ago this week.)
They have this thing called the "blanket-toss" festival at the solstice every year. The Inuit folk gather round an enormous sealskin blanket and pick it up and use it as a sort of trampoline. Young folk take turns, seeing who can bounce the highest. The original purpose of this, they told me, was to provide a means of keeping a lookout for passing bowhead whales. You see, they were a long way from the nearest tree. The only wood they had was driftwood they picked up from the shoreline. This was all used to make frames for sealskin canoes which were used to go out in and catch whales. So there was no wood left to build a watchtower with. You would want to know there was a whale out there before you go paddling off, after all. Hence.....    ....the blanket-toss.

Perhaps another forum member knows more of this? I am only repeating what people told me in Barrow.