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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1650 on: November 07, 2019, 11:30:29 PM »
Risto Matilla, an amateur photographer, took this picture of the eggs, the largest of which was the size of a football. Photograph: Risto Mattila
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/couple-rare-ice-eggs-finnish-beach
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Jouni Vainio, an ice specialist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, said the occurrence was not common, but could happen about once a year in the right weather conditions.

“You need the right air temperature (below zero, but only a bit), the right water temperature (near freezing point), a shallow and gently sloping sandy beach and calm waves, maybe a light swell,” he said.

“You also need something that acts as the core. The core begins to collect ice around it and the swell moves it along the beach, forward and back. A small ball surface gets wet, freezes and becomes bigger and bigger.”

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1651 on: November 20, 2019, 01:17:01 AM »
Nome webcam today shows no snow and no sea ice. It is bitter however. At time of this pic it was 11 F with a NE wind of 30 mph.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1652 on: December 04, 2019, 12:23:18 AM »
All change now at Nome. Snow covered and young sea ice stretches across Norton Sound.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1653 on: December 10, 2019, 08:28:53 AM »
Now you see it, now you don't. Sea ice at Nome swept away by east winds.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1654 on: December 10, 2019, 10:54:18 PM »
Now you see it, now you don't. Sea ice at Nome swept away by east winds.

That implies that it's only the wind and else it's freezing cold while in  fact temps in many places of that alaskan corner are above zero today, hence it's temps + wind that do the clearing IMO

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1655 on: December 20, 2019, 05:08:16 PM »
🔥 Gorgeous Arctic hares 🔥
via r/NatureIsFuckingLit

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1656 on: December 20, 2019, 05:22:41 PM »
And since we are at it with the Arctic hares, here is one outrunning a pack of wolves.

Link >> https://gfycat.com/cluelessmassiveivorybilledwoodpecker-nature
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1657 on: December 27, 2019, 11:53:43 AM »
The current snow depth in Norilsk, Russia

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1658 on: December 27, 2019, 03:24:56 PM »
Wow.

Has chap in last photo just un-buried his car? Can't imagine getting further by car than you could walk in those conditions, so perhaps worried it would get squashed by weight of snow?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1659 on: December 27, 2019, 07:03:29 PM »
In New Hampshire, USA, once, I parked my car 'for the winter' where it got covered by a couple feet of snow (and fully snow-drifted on all sides).  (I had a studded-tire four-wheel-drive for winter driving [and fire wood hauling].)  In late winter, needing to go on a road trip on dry roads, I dug it out, only to find icicles growing inside from the ceiling, probably from when the car acted a bit like a greenhouse when the snow was thin.  I sure enjoyed driving through town with 2 feet of snow on the roof, given it hadn't snowed much at all during the previous couple of weeks.

Thereafter, even if not driven for months at a time, I never let the car become an igloo again.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1660 on: December 27, 2019, 08:09:11 PM »
Reminded me of the Blizzard of '77. I lived in the Niagara Peninsula at the time. Never seen anything like it. There's a great book about it called "White Death".

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1661 on: December 31, 2019, 10:28:28 AM »
New Years eve celebration at Hopen Meteorological Station, 2013. Thank you all for a wonderful and a very interesting forum.


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1662 on: December 31, 2019, 12:49:06 PM »
Yeah, plus one. :)

Happy 1984 everyone! \o/
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1663 on: January 11, 2020, 12:17:47 PM »


Polar stratospheric clouds.

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/fza196.htm

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1664 on: January 11, 2020, 12:36:55 PM »
WOW!  :o

Thanks for sharing, Pikaia.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1665 on: January 12, 2020, 01:18:48 AM »
first time i see this in many years, not even a storm and maps don't show it, not even close

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1666 on: January 12, 2020, 01:30:29 AM »
@philopek

What am I looking at here?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1667 on: January 12, 2020, 01:39:35 AM »
Barrow with snow and maybe a ship light top center.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1668 on: January 12, 2020, 01:50:06 AM »
Full moon?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1669 on: January 12, 2020, 02:56:20 AM »
Thanks. I know it's Barrow, I'm wondering what the heck philopek is referring to with his statement.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1670 on: January 12, 2020, 03:17:56 AM »
No Ice, only open water as far as one can see except the two tiny floes at the beach.

The light top-center is the moon and remembering (or looking at ) yesterday's and the images before i would be very surprised if the formerly white and well visible ice-cover had turned black with the full moon head-on.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1671 on: January 12, 2020, 04:03:55 AM »
How in bloody heck can there be open water there? Been checking temps for all of Alaska for close to three weeks and it ain't been near zero up at Barrow, Prudoe Bay, Fairbanks...even Nome. Guess SST is still fighting it

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1672 on: January 12, 2020, 09:12:06 PM »
How in bloody heck can there be open water there? Been checking temps for all of Alaska for close to three weeks and it ain't been near zero up at Barrow, Prudoe Bay, Fairbanks...even Nome. Guess SST is still fighting it

it's back in parts but if today's conditions are astounding.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1673 on: January 12, 2020, 10:25:34 PM »
If you look at the 24 hour video from the webcam
https://seaice.alaska.edu/gi/observatories/barrow_webcam/
you'll see that there was a lot of floe ice movement on the open water during the last 6 hours from 06:00 - 12:00 local time. Drift direction to the North.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1674 on: January 13, 2020, 01:16:40 AM »
How in bloody heck can there be open water there? Been checking temps for all of Alaska for close to three weeks and it ain't been near zero up at Barrow, Prudoe Bay, Fairbanks...even Nome. Guess SST is still fighting it

It's the Barrow Coastal Polynya (BCP), which forms episodically off the Alaska coast in winter.


https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JC011318



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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1675 on: January 13, 2020, 02:41:54 AM »
i watch that webcam for many years every day and the ice has never disappeared that way and in addition to that it's very very thin ice for mid-january.

i'm not saying that said polnya does not exist, of course it does, but it has not impacted that very region in the past years in such a manner.

key IMO is that the ice is extremely thin for the time of the year and that makes it easier for it to break up due to currents and other drift forces in play.

If that ice does not significantly build up from now (one month to go for a real freeze-up) it will be gone very early this year, talking albedo etc.

not to forget that the sun will be back above the horizon on the 24th of January as well.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1676 on: January 14, 2020, 09:13:00 PM »
And here the aftermath as seen via satellite.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1677 on: January 14, 2020, 09:41:04 PM »
Perhaps due to offshore winds down the North Slope recently, due to continue on & off over the next few days.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1678 on: January 19, 2020, 12:01:30 PM »
Not quite the Arctic but here's a very benign Stockholm today. Looks like Spring already!


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1679 on: January 19, 2020, 02:43:26 PM »
On the 15th january it reached a maximum of 11 C at Stockholm Observatory.

As night fell that mild air spread further east and at midnight (0 UTC on 16th) it was 8 C at St Petersburg, Russia.

Midnight, at mid winter, at 60 north in Russia. 8 C and no snow.

St Petersburg has seen very little snow in the past 30 days. Only days with trace or more were:

Dec 28 - trace
Dec 30 - 1cm
Jan 5 - trace
Jan 6 - trace
Jan 7 - 1cm
Jan 12 - 1cm