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Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« on: June 06, 2013, 12:44:03 PM »
Wandel Sea:

A big piece of sea ice is on the move north of Prinsesse Margrethe Ø / Island aprox. 5000 - 6000 km2 or similar to + / - 90 times Manhattan!

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/imagery/single.cgi?image=crefl2_143.A2013157072500-2013157073000.250m.jpg
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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:46:19 AM »
The "Stubborn Hook" at Nordostrundingen will soon be history for this season, beware the first image below is from yesterday!!
The "piece" that went off today is only +/- 450 km2!

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/imagery/single.cgi?image=crefl2_143.A2013177034500-2013177035000.250m.jpg
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 01:42:35 PM by Espen »
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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 02:00:18 PM »
Nice catch Espen!
The Spring tide on the 25th was a big one & may have damaged other fast ice areas.


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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 12:21:15 PM »
Antarctic Bay / North East Greenland is now sea ice free (just about 150 km2):

« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 12:32:21 PM by Espen »
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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
Some thick (I assume) ice floes get stranded in the Nord and erode away from there.

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 10:59:20 AM »
Those chunks are from thick ice which was moved on 9th Feb.

Visible in that image, and also more clearly in the image below, is a rather large chunk of ice (300km long in total?) separated from where Independence Fjord and others open out to the Wandel Sea.

A crack is visible in http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/images/MODIS/Nord/20170208s01a.ASAR.jpg then 2 days later on 10th Feb they have separated: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/images/MODIS/Nord/20170210s01a.ASAR.jpg

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »
Some thick (I assume) ice floes get stranded in the Nord and erode away from there.

Grinder...

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 10:15:12 PM »
The export machine keeps on humming.

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 10:43:39 AM »
In spite of winter's best efforts, I doubt that any intrepid explorer is going to be able to walk to the North Pole again.

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 10:14:40 AM »
Follow up: the eroding/grinding continues.

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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 11:58:29 AM »
Thanks, Wipneus, for the movie.  I was surprised when the several large "white" (old thick, I presume) floes got stuck on the northeastern corner of Greenland a couple weeks ago, as they had been 'nicely' tumbling along near the shoreline.  I wonder if the near-shore sea floor is shallow enough for floes to become grounded (especially if getting 'tumbled' as they flowed eastward), then the northern 'half' got sheared off because of the relentless pressure of 'the lemmings going off the cliff' (or 'ice being exported').
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Re: Wandel Sea / North East Greenland
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 10:30:41 PM »
As if all these old floes can't wait. They are simply rushing to get out the Fram