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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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« 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.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1320 on: March 22, 2019, 10:08:13 AM »
I'm not sure what you are getting at Jim.

I'm not suggesting that Rick should not be taken seriously. I'm merely posting a roughly contemporaneous image from an automated webcam that would otherwise be lost to posterity.

For comparison purposes during this and future melting seasons.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1321 on: March 23, 2019, 09:42:14 AM »
A pod of narwhal in the Arctic

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1322 on: March 23, 2019, 09:50:06 AM »
A pod of narwhal in the Arctic

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« Reply #1323 on: April 02, 2019, 10:30:50 PM »
Since it has no practical use for any of us but has beautiful images, i decided to post this here.

How the Navy Punches a Nuclear Sub Through Arctic Ice

Link >> https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a19681544/how-a-submarine-surfaces-through-ice/

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« Reply #1324 on: April 03, 2019, 03:07:03 PM »
Polar bears sparring while a wolf walks by


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1325 on: April 07, 2019, 10:02:21 PM »
The snow has melted off of the southwestern side of Lake Baikal and perhaps some melt ponds have formed. Because it is fresh water it won't melt out exactly like sea ice. The area where melting has started is clearly identified by the clear dark blue color.

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« Reply #1326 on: April 13, 2019, 02:42:40 PM »
Wildlife photographer has their boot inspected by a curious arctic fox

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1327 on: April 29, 2019, 04:09:49 AM »

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« Reply #1328 on: April 29, 2019, 09:31:30 PM »
LOL

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1329 on: May 08, 2019, 12:37:20 AM »
South west tip of Greenland today  https://go.nasa.gov/2Jlwh2Q

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1330 on: May 08, 2019, 01:04:04 AM »
Very nice. Melting sea ice?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1331 on: May 08, 2019, 01:19:20 AM »
Very nice. Melting sea ice?
It could be tens of thousands of dead polar bears, whose corpses have congealed to give the appearance of melting sea ice. Hard to tell, definitely a great question to ask!  :)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1332 on: May 08, 2019, 01:27:29 AM »
nice one bbr ;) and there I was trying to be artistic for once. Focusing on the little things....

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1333 on: May 10, 2019, 06:13:11 PM »
Huge iceberg floe bumping into Hans Island in Nares Strait beautifully captured by Sentinel.

Edit: Thanks Uniquorn for the correction.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1334 on: May 10, 2019, 07:03:20 PM »
Should have looked where it was going  :)
I think it's a floe though.

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« Reply #1335 on: May 10, 2019, 07:06:21 PM »
Should have looked where it was going  :)
I think it's a floe though.

Right! Both statements are. :)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1336 on: May 10, 2019, 07:43:20 PM »
Says the floe:  I liked being called an iceberg: made me feel big and strong!  And what are those 'see-thingies' that are used to look where one is going?  I thought life was like a waterpark at night.

Says Tor: wonderful image, B_!
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1337 on: May 10, 2019, 07:44:58 PM »
Beautiful image.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1338 on: May 12, 2019, 10:10:35 AM »


Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic volcano.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1339 on: May 13, 2019, 10:47:04 PM »
two things of significance are going on up there:

a) thawing weather

b) the door is closed LOL  ;D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1340 on: May 13, 2019, 10:49:52 PM »
What is that grey oval above-level structure behind the tower, parts of it with a pipeline (?) on it?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1341 on: May 13, 2019, 11:50:53 PM »
Think you're looking at a closeup of the roof, that's not a tower but an air vent or chimney pipe or something.

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« Reply #1342 on: May 14, 2019, 01:40:34 AM »
What is that grey oval above-level structure behind the tower, parts of it with a pipeline (?) on it?

one of us needs new glasses, perhaps you could upload the image with arrows and circles pointing at or showing what you mean.

no tower and no pipeline could be found with my aging eyes, please elaborate

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1343 on: May 14, 2019, 01:36:17 PM »
What is that grey oval above-level structure behind the tower, parts of it with a pipeline (?) on it?
Agree with pleun. That 'structure' is flashing at the edge of a roof. The 'tower' is a chimney. The 'pipeline' looks to be an electrical cable, perhaps for a satellite dish on the roof.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1344 on: May 14, 2019, 01:50:15 PM »
Think the cable is a thick copper grounding cable.

Funny how you're brain can play tricks on you...

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« Reply #1345 on: May 14, 2019, 02:30:04 PM »
reddit.com/r/confusing_perspective/

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1346 on: May 14, 2019, 06:56:04 PM »
What is that grey oval above-level structure behind the tower, parts of it with a pipeline (?) on it?

one of us needs new glasses, perhaps you could upload the image with arrows and circles pointing at or showing what you mean.

no tower and no pipeline could be found with my aging eyes, please elaborate
I circled the structure in red

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« Reply #1347 on: May 14, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
Think you're looking at a closeup of the roof, that's not a tower but an air vent or chimney pipe or something.

Stephan, this is the correct answer. Once seen, never unseen.

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« Reply #1348 on: May 14, 2019, 07:57:51 PM »
Yes. This is the right answer. Thank you for having the right look at it!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1349 on: May 14, 2019, 08:07:43 PM »
  optricks .. :)
2007 + 5 = 2012 + 4 = 2016 + 3 = 2019 ...