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Barrow Sea Ice Webcam

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Barrow Webcam

The Barrow webcam has been upgraded! The time and date of the image is contained in small text in the bottom left corner of the image. Larger text will be coming soon.

Daily, 3-day and 10-day movies: 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