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Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Sea Ice Webcam

Operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks
with generous support from
the Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative
and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

NOTE: We are currently transitioning to a new system for serving and archiving images from the Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Sea Ice Webcam. The image and 24-hour animation below may be several days old. Please bear with us until the transition is complete.

Utqiaġvik Webcam

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 located at 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ approximately 20m above sea level and looks approximately Northward.

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.

Last 24 hours

Archived data


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Images are archived every 5 minutes and movies are compiled every 3 days.

Visit our Utqiaġvik (Barrow) sea ice data archive
to browse images and animations.
Please send comments to:


uaf-icecam@alaska.edu