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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1800 on: July 27, 2020, 01:10:04 PM »
Waves of rare magnitude battering the coast, captured on the Barrow webcam. Hat tip to AM2 on the melting season thread.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1801 on: July 27, 2020, 05:24:25 PM »
Waves of rare magnitude battering the coast, captured on the Barrow webcam. Hat tip to AM2 on the melting season thread.
Click to zoom.



Wow, and overtopping the sea wall that they built a couple of years ago! Which they had to build because they never had storms with waves before that.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1802 on: July 27, 2020, 05:44:56 PM »
I check that webcam several times per day and Barrow has had some brutal weather lately. It seems like nonstop rain and storms, so I can only imagine what they type of wave action is doing to the ice that not all *that* far off the coast. If it every gets sunny up there I expect the grass to grow like crazy.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1803 on: July 27, 2020, 05:51:27 PM »
There have also been thunderstorms recently.

https://twitter.com/AlaskaWx/status/1287566972641665024

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It's not very often there are thunderstorms over the open Chukchi Sea, but there are Sunday late afternoon: lightning plot from the @BLM_AFS  lightning detection network. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @CinderBDT907 @ajatnuvuk


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1804 on: July 27, 2020, 08:09:01 PM »
There have also been thunderstorms recently.

https://twitter.com/AlaskaWx/status/1287566972641665024

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It's not very often there are thunderstorms over the open Chukchi Sea, but there are Sunday late afternoon: lightning plot from the @BLM_AFS  lightning detection network. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @CinderBDT907 @ajatnuvuk



This, with the Utqiagvik image, is just terrifying.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1805 on: July 27, 2020, 08:35:02 PM »
Per NWS (early this morning AK time):

...Heavy Rains and Elevated Surf Expected...

Additional rainfall of up to one quarter of an inch of rain is
expected along the Chukchi Sea Coast through noon today with
storm total rainfall of up to three quarters of an inch possible
as a weather front moves through the area. Westerly winds with
gusts of 25 to 45 mph are also expected through this evening.
These winds will cause elevated surf, with the highest water
levels expected through this evening. The elevated surf may cause
minor beach erosion.

Marine forecast for Utqiagvik area has waves building to 5 ft. (1.5m).
"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1806 on: July 28, 2020, 12:02:24 AM »
Waves of rare magnitude battering the coast

Not as rare as these from 2015 though?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1807 on: July 28, 2020, 12:04:27 AM »
Waves of rare magnitude battering the coast, captured on the Barrow webcam. Hat tip to AM2 on the melting season thread.

Plus moonsoon like torrental rainfall as it seams.

If that's the situation a few miles out where the ice is it will have a significant impact on top melt.

If i'm not mistaken rainfall melts way more ice in way less time than much warmer air, ready to be corrected if that's not the case.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1808 on: July 28, 2020, 12:15:50 AM »

Plus moonsoon like torrental rainfall as it seams.


The rainfall is certainly very important! But, they never get monsoon like torrential rains in the arctic. When we start seeing that, it is time to kiss our asses goodby because the Hadley and Ferrell cells have fallen apart.

The latest forecast is a big one, but small by standards that we are familiar with in the mid and tropical latitudes.

http://www.simpleweatheralert.com/cgi-bin/weatherdetail.py?l=AK125F5929BBF0.SpecialWeatherStatement.125F5937C420AK.AFGSPSNSB.eb0e2cbf170fdb5e38888fa563399cdb&a=002&t=0

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1809 on: July 28, 2020, 03:12:39 AM »

Plus moonsoon like torrental rainfall as it seams.


The rainfall is certainly very important! But, they never get monsoon like torrential rains in the arctic. When we start seeing that, it is time to kiss our asses goodby because the Hadley and Ferrell cells have fallen apart.

The latest forecast is a big one, but small by standards that we are familiar with in the mid and tropical latitudes.

http://www.simpleweatheralert.com/cgi-bin/weatherdetail.py?l=AK125F5929BBF0.SpecialWeatherStatement.125F5937C420AK.AFGSPSNSB.eb0e2cbf170fdb5e38888fa563399cdb&a=002&t=0

Ok, slightly exagerated, standing to be corrected.

Just looks like more intense precipitation that's I've not see so often on that webcam, really wet in contrast to the usual drizzle.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1810 on: July 28, 2020, 05:25:33 AM »
today's storm:

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1811 on: July 29, 2020, 06:20:22 PM »
today's storm:

Which, as others have remarked, has even temporarily left its mark on the ice.  AMSR2 superimposed on bathymetry  https://oden.geo.su.se/map/
 
Very much like a fossil ammonite impression in rock, if you ask me...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1812 on: July 30, 2020, 12:11:15 AM »
Waves of rare magnitude battering the coast

Not as rare as these from 2015 though?

I see the chance for a repeat this August.
That storm was really memorable, even if not a GAC it pulled impressive waves and flash melted a big extent of the Beaufort sea at the last moment.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1813 on: July 31, 2020, 01:39:28 AM »
I'm trying to understand what's going on in this image.  Sea-level fog with some kind of wind disturbance?  The islands seem to be leaving a wake of some kind. 

"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1814 on: July 31, 2020, 04:55:42 AM »
This guy is the best expert I have ever seen on clouds. I left him a message on Twitter with a link to your post and asked him if he would respond.

I’m curious too because I see this pattern a lot.

If he does not respond, then maybe try to contact him directly on Twitter. 

Good luck! Let me know what you find out. 👍🏻

https://twitter.com/weatherdak/status/1128468538685939712?s=21

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1815 on: July 31, 2020, 06:01:18 AM »
« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 06:06:21 AM by Rod »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1816 on: July 31, 2020, 08:39:14 PM »
"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1817 on: August 01, 2020, 04:21:05 AM »
Overpass of Sentinel2 today over the Lena delta.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1818 on: August 01, 2020, 05:01:23 PM »
    Thanks for posting that Miki.  It is both gorgeous and exemplifies many of the mathematical patterns in nature.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1819 on: August 01, 2020, 07:44:52 PM »
...
Sidekick takes pictures :)
clear images from may1-jul26  click
Is this where we get to claim we see UFOs?  It just hovers for several days in early May 2020.  Awesome!  Good catch, Uniquorn!! :D :P ::)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1820 on: August 02, 2020, 11:48:56 AM »
Yakutia Superfires 2nd July 2020 at 500km and 50km resolutions beat even the Amazon fires.  :-[
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1821 on: August 02, 2020, 06:31:00 PM »
The crack above northern Greenland  - Now with 100% more rubble for FREE!!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1822 on: August 02, 2020, 07:09:49 PM »
BORGOF! Buy one rubble, get one free.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1823 on: August 03, 2020, 01:55:16 AM »
They say arctic rubble is a dime a dozen.  ???
I am looking for the bastard who applied the dime.  ;D

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1824 on: August 04, 2020, 09:10:40 AM »
A bit of a mysterious image from Worldwiev. Something red flying in satellite orbit under the imaging satellite? UFO for me at least for now. :o :P ::) abt 410km north of Nares entrance.

https://go.nasa.gov/3k8BJGj

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1825 on: August 04, 2020, 09:16:44 AM »
Those were observed before. Pmt. I think it's just a rendering error with the WorldView software.

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« Reply #1826 on: August 04, 2020, 09:22:43 AM »
Those were observed before. Pmt. I think it's just a rendering error with the WorldView software.
Ok, so not a chinese space station, a chemtrail spreading machine, or an alien vessel observing ASI :-P

An INO ( identified nonflying object) then

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1827 on: August 04, 2020, 07:19:31 PM »
Iron man on a mission ?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1828 on: August 08, 2020, 09:57:48 PM »
A very clear day over the pole today (8 Aug. 2020).  The pole is in the upper left corner.  A curious 'swoosh' formation of ice surrounded by something lighter, maybe snow?  At first I thought maybe it was clouds, but just about dead center there's a very narrow snake of a cloud with its matching shadow on the surface and a few other clouds with their shadows.  N. tip of Greenland at the bottom.



"When the melt ponds drain apparent compaction goes up because the satellite sees ice, not water in ponds." - FOoW

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1829 on: August 09, 2020, 03:13:01 PM »
The Vavilov Ice Cap, part of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago in the Russian Arctic, producing some intriguing red sediment plumes this summer, something entirely absent last summer. Sentinel 2 images.
I'm guessing it's mostly derived from the red soil/rock that appears to dominate the area, and the ice and permafrost thaw from the Siberian heatwave.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1830 on: August 09, 2020, 06:26:45 PM »
I think someone fell flat on the face and is bleeding out now... DIAL 911!!!  ;D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1831 on: August 09, 2020, 06:46:56 PM »
So here's an image that really makes you think.

Just to the north of N79 in Greenlad there is an icecap.  In this sentinel image we can see the stratification lines in the ice sheet revealed.  It's astonishing the melt that must be taking place in this area right now but this image is quite stunning.

https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel-playground/?source=S2&lat=79.75118439501013&lng=-17.992172241210938&zoom=12&preset=1-NATURAL-COLOR&layers=B01,B02,B03&maxcc=100&gain=1.0&gamma=1.0&time=2020-02-01%7C2020-08-06&atmFilter=&showDates=false&showImage

« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 01:16:45 PM by iwantatr8 »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1832 on: August 09, 2020, 06:51:15 PM »
Stunning indeed.
Just a small typo it's N79.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1833 on: August 15, 2020, 07:15:41 PM »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1834 on: August 15, 2020, 07:34:20 PM »
Awesome fine blumenkraft!

Here's a sentinel 2 image of the current phytoplankton bloom just in the Barents Sea, just north of Murmansk.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1835 on: August 15, 2020, 07:43:55 PM »
Thanks, Samuel. Yours too! ;)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1836 on: August 15, 2020, 08:26:26 PM »
Finally a really clear view of the Komsomolets island! I could not imagine how neat it would be to kayak around there

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1837 on: August 19, 2020, 05:35:03 PM »
FINALLY a clear view!! Absolutely stunning

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1838 on: August 20, 2020, 11:12:51 PM »
Curiosity image.

From the Beaufort, at about 72.25N, 145.40W, this to my eye appears to be about a 200km2 block of MYI which is disintegrating.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1840 on: August 27, 2020, 09:55:24 PM »
Horses? Dragons? Japanese painted waves? CAB melting at around 78.5N 150ish
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1841 on: August 28, 2020, 02:33:45 PM »
I think the Petermann is gearing up for a large calving event, the main crack is roughly 12km from the terminus
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1842 on: August 31, 2020, 05:10:22 AM »
It was really clear once again so I made this and then cleaned it up:

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1843 on: August 31, 2020, 03:05:43 PM »
By "cleaned it up", do you mean, "removed the sea ice"?
 :P ::) :'(
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1844 on: September 01, 2020, 06:38:27 AM »
By "cleaned it up", do you mean, "removed the sea ice"?
 :P ::) :'(

Ha, I wish I had that ability! Sadly, all I did is adjust the curves/ambiance/contrast to make it all just a bit more pronounced and lush
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1845 on: September 02, 2020, 06:49:32 AM »
The Barents Observer has some pictures of the ice around the north pole.
What surprised me most is that they didn't go on the sea ice for the picture at the north pole. That picture was a "must be" when I registered in this forum.
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« Reply #1846 on: September 02, 2020, 02:04:51 PM »
The comparison of the Polarstern Image with the one  of the Russian Icebreaker that reached the pole in 2017 is stark.

As stark as this image from the Pole in 2016?

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1847 on: September 02, 2020, 08:11:20 PM »
Well, we still have the situation that 2020 there is no picture at the north pole where the passengers are all on the ice.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1848 on: September 03, 2020, 08:54:25 PM »
https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/1301579828617863168
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Plume of Siberian wildfire smoke has traveled all the way to the North Pole today...


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #1849 on: September 04, 2020, 10:20:52 AM »
Good idea indeed, and a separate topic will ensure it will not get lost.
It would be best to have a date on which each image was taken.