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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #550 on: July 21, 2015, 06:19:55 PM »
Magnificent exposure of the Foxe basin today (2015-07-20)

Beautiful blooms on the Eastern shores...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #551 on: July 21, 2015, 06:43:38 PM »
LOL, Nick.  I'd wear gloves if I went that far north (and a hair net) and oversized boots. (no fingerprints, DNA or traceable footprints  ;D)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #552 on: July 21, 2015, 08:16:12 PM »
Good one, Nick.  ;D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #553 on: July 22, 2015, 06:19:07 PM »
The Permian–Triassic extinction event, a.k.a. the Great Dying, occurred about 250 million years ago and is the most severe known extinction event. Up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species became extinct; it is also the only known mass extinction of insects.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #554 on: July 23, 2015, 07:50:45 PM »
Earth is the target of an alien attack on the polar regions using a giant blow torch:


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #555 on: July 23, 2015, 08:12:45 PM »
Quick it's not too late, we still have time!  ;D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #556 on: July 23, 2015, 08:14:33 PM »
Quick it's not too late, we still have time!  ;D

Quick, activate SkyNet! What could go wrong? ;)


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #557 on: July 23, 2015, 10:25:38 PM »
I thought we weren't getting to 1M km2 until September.  Apparently we got there about March 1st. ;D
Why were you keeping this from us, Neven?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #558 on: July 23, 2015, 10:30:10 PM »
I thought it'd be a nice surprise.  8)
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #559 on: July 23, 2015, 11:27:55 PM »
I can already see the claims of a "Recovery". 
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #560 on: July 24, 2015, 12:29:41 AM »
Landsat 8 image of the Vilkitsky Strait on July 19th. No need for nuclear icebreakers there this year!
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #561 on: July 26, 2015, 05:05:50 PM »
Algae bloom in Barents Sea.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #562 on: July 27, 2015, 07:50:42 AM »
Aliens playing Tic-Tac-Toe over Russia
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #563 on: July 28, 2015, 05:05:19 AM »
Big ol' Floes disintegrating and going "poof" in the Beaufort July 22 on left, 27 on right.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #564 on: July 28, 2015, 06:30:21 AM »
Big ol' Floes disintegrating and going "poof" in the Beaufort July 22 on right, 27 on left.
Oho! Oops...  :D
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #565 on: July 29, 2015, 06:40:05 PM »
Have a ice day!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #566 on: July 30, 2015, 07:27:03 AM »
Nice shot from 7/29 of Nares Strait showing how the "plug" there has disintegrated, and how the ice is generally heading for the exit.

Notice to the west, land-fast ice breaking off of the coast of Ellesmere into Baffin Bay.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #567 on: July 30, 2015, 02:26:28 PM »
It appears the persistent high over Greenland and consistent winds blowing north are fighting the current flowing from the CAB to Baffin, slowing there movement of ice to the south.  Arctic Bouy program SST maps show cooling south of Nares.  Looks like the breakdown of the arch has possibly increased the surface/shallow flow through the straight as SST was higher there before.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #568 on: July 31, 2015, 03:00:23 AM »
Franz Josef Lands in the Arctic, July 28-30, from LANCE-MODIS System.

The beautiful swirls that look like "smoke" I surmise is grease ice, produced by fresh water melting off the the glaciers and perhaps the pack edge as well. Looks to be a good indicator of the local ocean currents as well as melting and/or refreezing conditions, depending on its persistence.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #569 on: July 31, 2015, 04:15:33 PM »
Show some love for the Arctic...


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #570 on: July 31, 2015, 07:47:31 PM »
Franz Josef Lands in the Arctic, July 28-30, from LANCE-MODIS System.

The beautiful swirls that look like "smoke" I surmise is grease ice, produced by fresh water melting off the the glaciers and perhaps the pack edge as well. Looks to be a good indicator of the local ocean currents as well as melting and/or refreezing conditions, depending on its persistence.
remember the highest resolution on MODIS is 250m per pixel!
This would turn everything in the photo below http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2015&page=5 into a few amorphously grey pixels
from memory that is how the stuff looked Healy was going through at the time 201507141101

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #571 on: July 31, 2015, 09:41:54 PM »
Thank you Andreas. My eye was initially drawn to the grease ice swirling in the ocean currents, such as the small outflow on the coast above the "heart" in your image, but I now also see the smoke, a diffuse brown haze blowing in the wind, as would be expected.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #572 on: July 31, 2015, 10:10:51 PM »
sorry, guygee, if I didn't express myself clearly, the point I wanted to make is that what looks like grease ice in a satellite image can be  a mix of quite large chunks of ice, broken up bits of floes, which is very different from the grease ice which form when sea water freezes.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #573 on: July 31, 2015, 10:41:06 PM »
Big ol' Floes disintegrating and going "poof" in the Beaufort July 22 on right, 27 on left.
Looks like you got the dates reversed??

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #574 on: July 31, 2015, 11:35:17 PM »


Santa had a visitor.

Verg  ;)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #575 on: August 01, 2015, 08:59:48 AM »
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    Big ol' Floes disintegrating and going "poof" in the Beaufort July 22 on right, 27 on left.

Looks like you got the dates reversed??

yep, fixed.  Thanks!
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #576 on: August 01, 2015, 11:00:03 PM »
Another beauty shot from Obuoy9 yesterday. Not even nat geo can do very much better than this.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #577 on: August 02, 2015, 01:26:30 PM »


Santa had a visitor.

Verg  ;)
which seems to have done some tidying: the instruments which had fallen over by the meltchannel at the left edge of the image are gone.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #578 on: August 09, 2015, 05:45:13 AM »
I bet there's been some talk of this feature of this years melt period, but I haven't been following this as closely as on previous years. The image is contrast and color enhanced image of the top of the Greenland showing what could be a current-driven area of melt. Is the East Greenland Current surfacing already here, is it due continelntal shelf, or what's going on here?

The other one is showing the approximate area on the Bremen Concentration Map for the same day 20150808
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Cooling the outside by heat pump.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #579 on: August 11, 2015, 08:23:53 PM »
MODIS catched a mini cyclone and a sleeping bear nearby, somewhere in the ESS

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #580 on: August 13, 2015, 03:33:27 PM »
Another lovely pic from #9
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #581 on: August 18, 2015, 05:48:45 AM »
Any guesses for where this is?
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #583 on: August 18, 2015, 11:08:51 AM »
Not fair ! it is the Antarctic image of the day...it is supposed to be winter time over there...

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #584 on: August 18, 2015, 03:42:32 PM »
The ice off the north-east coast of Greenland is giving up (click to animate):


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« Reply #585 on: August 18, 2015, 05:05:27 PM »
Not fair ! it is the Antarctic image of the day...it is supposed to be winter time over there...
I know it wasn't fair, I was just excited to see the sun returning south, we'll be able to see the PIG calving area soon, and not have to rely on the occasional Sentinel.  If only the clouds cooperate.

From what I could see flipping through the years, it seems routine for the sea ice to be so broken and churned up.  They must get a lot of wave / swell action from the huge storms.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #586 on: August 19, 2015, 11:01:14 AM »
Polar bear doesn't look too upset )

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #587 on: August 19, 2015, 04:49:04 PM »
I wonder if they'll just turn into big Kodiak bears over time.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #588 on: August 19, 2015, 09:59:23 PM »
I wonder if they'll just turn into big Kodiak bears over time.

Maybe they'll just become Kodak bears, seeing how photogenic they are!

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #589 on: August 23, 2015, 09:52:50 AM »
Well, hello there!


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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #590 on: August 23, 2015, 02:38:42 PM »
They look so cute and friendly, but they're a cross between a tiger and a pitbull. I'm always amazed at how fast they are.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #591 on: August 23, 2015, 03:43:50 PM »

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #592 on: August 23, 2015, 03:57:38 PM »
I'm sickened whenever I see a photo of a sleek (starving) polar bear.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #593 on: August 23, 2015, 04:01:06 PM »
Well, hello there!



Great photo. I wonder how they get tigers and pit bulls to get together . . .  ??? I'd like to see a family photo :)

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #594 on: August 23, 2015, 08:56:45 PM »
I thought "American Gothic" when I saw the photo.  I imagined a pitchfork, no wait, a trident, in the bear's paw.

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #595 on: August 29, 2015, 12:05:46 AM »
The "eye" of the Chukchi "hurricane" today



I wonder if it would qualify as what is known as Arctic hurricane
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_low


Today the term is usually reserved for the more vigorous systems that have near-surface winds of at least 17 m/s (38 mph)

So it had
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #596 on: August 29, 2015, 02:32:06 AM »
Yeah, that's 60k/hr and nullschool shows speeds around the level in some places (71.22 N, 170.42 W = 60 k/h). http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-122.90,69.47,289

Not absolutely accurate, but there are probably winds in that ballpark up there.
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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #597 on: August 29, 2015, 09:52:56 PM »
Polar Bears are not what they used to be:

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Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« Reply #598 on: August 29, 2015, 10:42:22 PM »
Espen,

that is for sure the most weird behaviour seen for a long time. It is as if the bears are cuddling the poor dogs. They may have lost their own cobs and now turn to the chained-up dogs to seek comfort in their sorrows.

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« Reply #599 on: August 29, 2015, 11:57:54 PM »
Espen
Thanks so much, I've never seen anything like that in my life.
The Lions may not (yet) be lying with the lambs, but the bears are certainly cuddling with the dogs!


Can't help but feel a great sadness for beasts acting so far from their own norm.
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