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Utqiagvik (Barrow) Sea Ice Radar

Current Radar Image

BRW sea ice radar latest

Radar animation for the last 24 hours

The image above was acquired by an 25 kW X-band marine radar mounted on top of the 4-storey bank building in downtown Utqiaġvik. Images are updated every 4 minutes. The video shows the last 24 hours of data and is updated every hour.

Past imagery and animations can be found in our google drive archive here

If you'd like to know more the radar and how it works, visit our observatory page for more info on our coastal radars.

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The Utqiaġvik Sea Ice Radar is supported as part of the Integrated System for Operations in Polar Sea (ISOPS) through a collaborative project between UAF and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (US Department of the Army BAA W912HZ-20-BAA-01).

We are also grateful for telecommunication support provided by the Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) and to the Arctic Slope Regional Cooperation (ASRC) for use of the bank building in Utqiaġvik.