Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Airbus Defence and Space Breaks World In-orbit Longevity Record
Inmarsat-2 F2, the second Eurostar satellite designed and built...
GITA Adopts Diversity and Inclusion Policy
St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 19, 2014 – The Geospatial...
Transform with Magnetic North or Make Your Own Geoid with Calculator 2015
Hallowell, Maine – December 18, 2014 - Blue Marble Geographics is...
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014—The Greenland Ice Sheet is...
Boundless Hires Chief Marketing Officer to Help Bring Spatial to IT
New York, NY, December 18, 2014 — Boundless has...

Click on image to enlarge.

Arctic sea ice waxes and wanes throughout the year, and conditions fluctuate each season and year—including conditions in the Bering Sea. Although sea ice extent in mid-January 2012 was not at a record high, it was the highest ice extent in several years, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

North of the area in this image, in Nome, Alaska, harsh weather conditions hampered the delivery of much-needed winter fuel. A strong storm in November 2011 prevented the customary prewinter fuel delivery, and thick sea ice hampered efforts to reach the area during the first half of January. A Russian tanker finally succeeded in delivering fuel to Nome by Jan. 16.

Overall, Arctic sea ice typically grows throughout the month of January, reaching its peak in late February or March. For animations of Arctic sea ice minimum and maximum extents, see NASA’s World of Change feature on Arctic sea ice.

Source: NASA 

Comments are closed.