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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1450 on: June 22, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
Melting snowman agrees! Uncanny...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1451 on: June 25, 2019, 09:44:37 PM »
someone mentioned the eventual need for a lawn mower at barrows, i'd say this could happen even before a BOE ;) ;) ;) :D

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1452 on: June 25, 2019, 09:56:38 PM »
The last scream of the ice:


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1453 on: June 28, 2019, 01:18:44 AM »
Melting snowman agrees! Uncanny...
Excellent!  And I will try to raise you with...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1454 on: June 28, 2019, 05:30:38 PM »
Remember that one?

This is the largest "melt pond" I have ever seen on the internet. This photo was taken on the NW coast of Greenland. Stunning.


Sure you do. :)

The half of the fjord lost its ice by now and all the water on the surface has drained, which likely means there is bottom melt going on. That dude can be happy he didn't fall through the ice...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1455 on: June 29, 2019, 09:54:11 AM »
The half of the fjord lost its ice by now

Yesterday it degraded even more. Holy moly.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1456 on: June 30, 2019, 02:43:04 AM »
The ice is very blue!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1457 on: June 30, 2019, 02:45:55 AM »
someone mentioned the eventual need for a lawn mower at barrows, i'd say this could happen even before a BOE ;) ;) ;) :D

yes, my thoughts exactly  ;D
And I wish our guy with the open door would bring in his parcels! They've been outside for weeks and they're a tripping hazard

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1458 on: June 30, 2019, 02:48:45 AM »
The ice is very blue!

Great shot Kate!  I had the same thought when people started discussing Kane Basin.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1459 on: June 30, 2019, 07:08:30 AM »
It was well above 5˚C there yesterday. It's still warm and will be for some time.

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« Reply #1460 on: June 30, 2019, 04:01:27 PM »
The ice is very blue!

Indeed! Looks like muscle fibre and synapses.   :o

(Via Sentinel)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1461 on: July 01, 2019, 06:30:08 AM »
Beautiful clear day for observing.

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« Reply #1462 on: July 01, 2019, 02:33:17 PM »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1463 on: July 02, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »
Surf's up! Big waves today.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1464 on: July 02, 2019, 07:45:42 PM »
 :o :o :o

That is very much not good.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1465 on: July 02, 2019, 09:27:34 PM »
Surf's up! Big waves today.

wave hight @ barrow is around 0.5m-0.75m max

may i guess that you don't live ocean-side ?

this is more or less in the range of the minimum wave hight except the few hours with glassy waters. the reason why barrow does often see glassy waters is because it's behind a cape that protects quite a few angles and so does to a lesser extent the typ north east of wainwright to the south west

this is not high waves you can verify here:




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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1466 on: July 02, 2019, 10:42:04 PM »
Surf's up! Big waves today.

wave hight @ barrow is around 0.5m-0.75m max



I meant relatively of course. I'm so used to seeing basically nothing that this seems like real surf. They seem to be even higher now, with breaking waves actually washing up onto the beach.


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« Reply #1467 on: July 02, 2019, 10:43:36 PM »

I meant relatively of course. I'm so used to seeing basically nothing that this seems like real surf. They seem to be even higher now, with breaking waves actually washing up onto the beach.

Ah never mind that last part. They seem lower if anything.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1468 on: July 03, 2019, 11:26:41 AM »
Now the ice has receded to the border of the 1890 map. It is terrible to imagine what will happen in 2 months.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/North-Pole-Arctic-Region-Discoveries-tracks-detailed-routes-1890-Stieler-old-map-/122672999971

This link to an old map that was posted over on melting season thread reminded me of some very interesting old maps from DMI. They seem to have made an annual report showing the ice edge in the months leading up to the minimum (i.e. April to August), but not all the old reports are available online.

This one from 1947 is quite good though, example shown below.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1469 on: July 03, 2019, 11:35:29 AM »
This link to an old map that was posted over on melting season thread reminded me of some very interesting old maps from DMI. They seem to have made an annual report showing the ice edge in the months leading up to the minimum (i.e. April to August), but not all the old reports are available online.

Interestingly, these maps very rarely show a polynya in the Laptev Sea.

It is also curious that until the 21st century, no one could pass the northeast passage without an icebreaker in one summer.

At best, such attempts ended in wintering in the East Siberian Sea, where the ice has always melted the longest.

For example, the expedition of 1878:


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1470 on: July 03, 2019, 11:37:32 AM »
The lack of polynya in the Laptev may simply be because of lack of information, not many people around to see it!
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1471 on: July 03, 2019, 12:04:11 PM »
In iceberg seen some 80 km off the north-western coast of Iceland. Estimated to be 50 to 70 meters high, and some 500 m wide, probably reaching a depth of 500 meters as well.
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« Reply #1472 on: July 03, 2019, 12:08:25 PM »
WOW!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1473 on: July 03, 2019, 12:49:46 PM »
Holy crap, what a pic. Kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies due to my submechanophobia.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1474 on: July 03, 2019, 02:10:20 PM »
Where might it have come from?
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« Reply #1475 on: July 03, 2019, 02:22:59 PM »
Where might it have come from?
Well it's definitely from a Greenland gletcher, somewhere along the eastern or northern side of Greenland.

These huge icebergs are becomming a common sight in Iceland in summer, presumably because of more calving gletchers, and/or more mobile icepack, releasing these "calves" into the open ocean pastures.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1476 on: July 03, 2019, 02:32:44 PM »
Definitely Greenland? Why is that Binntho?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1477 on: July 03, 2019, 02:34:14 PM »
The lack of polynya in the Laptev may simply be because of lack of information, not many people around to see it!
Great Siberian Polynya was described by Lomonosov in 1736.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1478 on: July 03, 2019, 02:38:00 PM »
Surf's up! Big waves today.

wave hight @ barrow is around 0.5m-0.75m max




I meant relatively of course. I'm so used to seeing basically nothing that this seems like real surf. They seem to be even higher now, with breaking waves actually washing up onto the beach.
There’s been actual flooding due to waves in Barrow. Image kept by Jim Hunt, this is August 2015
http://greatwhitecon.info/2015/08/barrow-battered-by-big-waves/

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1479 on: July 03, 2019, 02:40:47 PM »
Definitely Greenland? Why is that Binntho?

Simply because this has to have calved from a huge gletcher that calves into a fjord and such gletchers are only found in Greenland and Antartica. And I somehow doubt that it is from down south ...
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1480 on: July 03, 2019, 02:41:38 PM »
The lack of polynya in the Laptev may simply be because of lack of information, not many people around to see it!
Great Siberian Polynya was described by Lomonosov in 1736.
But I doubt if they checked on it every year after that.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1481 on: July 03, 2019, 02:54:38 PM »
Definitely Greenland? Why is that Binntho?

Simply because this has to have calved from a huge gletcher that calves into a fjord and such gletchers are only found in Greenland and Antartica. And I somehow doubt that it is from down south ...

Thanks, TIL :)

I would have thought there are big (enough) glaciers somewhere else too (on the NH).

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« Reply #1482 on: July 03, 2019, 03:50:39 PM »
You really need a huge landbased glacier in order to have an outlet glacier that can calve 500m thick icebergs. The only one that comes close (besides the Greenland glacier) is the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland at around 10.000 km2.

And then the glacier has to calve directly into a fjord. No glaciers in Iceland or Norway do this, there may be som smaller ones on some of the Siberian or Canadian islands but they lack the huge landbased iceshield.
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« Reply #1483 on: July 03, 2019, 04:05:07 PM »
In iceberg seen some 80 km off the north-western coast of Iceland. Estimated to be 50 to 70 meters high, and some 500 m wide, probably reaching a depth of 500 meters as well.

interesting to observe the berg's own micro-climate that also helps to understand what happens in the CAB throughout the entire summer and what huge change we're gonna face the day after it all went for good (the last ice)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1484 on: July 03, 2019, 05:17:35 PM »
In iceberg seen some 80 km off the north-western coast of Iceland. Estimated to be 50 to 70 meters high, and some 500 m wide, probably reaching a depth of 500 meters as well.

It looks like the United Nations General Assembly Building.

I'm trying hard to resist a metaphor here. :-\

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1485 on: July 07, 2019, 08:18:32 AM »
Interesting shape taken by smoke coming from North America above Chukchi sea, west of Barrow today. A new galaxy is forming :




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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1486 on: July 07, 2019, 03:12:45 PM »
And mostly, no ice will melt under that smoke bowl.  [/snark]
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1487 on: July 07, 2019, 04:28:11 PM »
Sadly, not that much ice underneath it!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1488 on: July 07, 2019, 10:07:59 PM »
I knew there had to be a reason!  ;)
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« Reply #1489 on: July 08, 2019, 03:32:14 PM »
Just a cute little rock in CAA.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1490 on: July 08, 2019, 09:57:50 PM »
It looks as though they might need to get the lawnmower out in Utqiagvik soon. In several years of visiting the Barrow Webcam I can't remember this area greening up as much. Sign of the times, I'm afraid.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1491 on: July 12, 2019, 09:51:27 AM »
Nice Helmholtz-like waves at the edge of the remaining ice in the Kara sea today

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1492 on: July 12, 2019, 07:04:04 PM »
Worldview imagery picked up this strange grey cloud complex in Greenland Sea today (7/12). Or maybe its simply the ocean color coming up through thin clouds? I clicked around Worldview on similar dates/different years but could not find anything quite like it.

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« Reply #1493 on: July 12, 2019, 07:24:14 PM »
Or maybe its simply the ocean color coming up through thin clouds?

That's it. :)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1494 on: July 14, 2019, 09:49:17 AM »


"For about eight months of the year, the Kolyma River is frozen to depths of several meters. But every June, the river thaws and carries vast amounts of suspended sediment and organic material into the Arctic Ocean. That surge of fresh, soil-ridden waters colors the Kolyma Gulf (Kolymskiy Zaliv) dark brown and black.

This image from the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite shows the “blackwater” stream on June 16, 2019. Note that the East Siberian Sea remains covered with ice."

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145272/kolymas-annual-purge

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1495 on: July 18, 2019, 06:07:34 AM »
Northwest side of Ellesmere. You can see the stacked layers of ice on land.


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1496 on: July 18, 2019, 02:48:08 PM »
Lot of melt on that ice sheet

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1497 on: July 18, 2019, 06:03:17 PM »
The eastern end of the crack to the north of Greenland is visible on Sentinel.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1498 on: July 19, 2019, 07:47:03 AM »
All the kids are off to the park :)
Watch out for bears

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1499 on: July 19, 2019, 09:58:25 PM »
Well done, Kate!! Another rare human spotting! To honest I don't think I have ever seen kids in the park. I also noticed how large the waves are today - I wonder what the winds are gusting to?
pls!