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Barrow Sea Ice Webcam

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Barrow Webcam

NEW! We are now producing daily, 3-day and 10-day animations. Click the images below to play the animations or follow the link to download
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This image has been recorded by a web cam overlooking the landfast ice (or coastal ocean during the ice-free period in summer) from atop the bank building in downtown Barrow, Alaska. The camera is looking approximately North.

Apart from providing a visual impression of the sea-ice conditions off Barrow, these images establish a longer-term record of key dates in the seasonal evolution of the sea-ice cover, such as: onset of fall ice formation, formation of a stable ice cover, onset of spring melt, appearance of melt ponds, beginning of ice break-up in early summer, removal or advection of sea ice during the summer months.

To learn more about coastal sea-ice cover as it relates to climate variability and Inupiat Eskimo subsistence activities,
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Webcam location: 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ W.
Contact: Please send comments to icecam@gi.alaska.edu

Archived movies of annual sea ice cycles:

Webcam video for 2009-2010 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2008-2009 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2007-2008 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2006-2007 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2005-2006 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2004-2005 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2003-2004 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2002-2003 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2001-2002 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4
Webcam video for 2000-2001 sea ice season (one image per day): .mov .mp4