2016-2017 Ice Season Wrap-up

Moderate Conditions

During the past ice season more than 600 FDDs were accumulated in Peshnoi area which makes it a moderate winter. First ice appeared in the area in middle of November followed by thawing period by end of month. Second freeze-up happened in the beginning of December until middle of January when thawing took place. Maximum ice volume and ice cover was reached in middle of February. Break-up process has started in late February lasted until late March. The season duration was about 130 days.

Ice Season from Space

Scroll through selection of remote sensing images below to see how ice cover developed through the course of winter.

Ice & Metocean Observations

The following video is a daily time lapse of ice and metocean observations for the whole season

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Stamukhi and scours

High resolution optical image Landsat-8 revealed stamukhi and produced ice scours from drift event

Seal Islands is a shallow spot where multiple scours are observed during break-up period. This happens when grounded stamukhi or ridges keels are pushed by ice cover against the soil on sea bottom.


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2015-2016 Ice Season Wrap-up
Extremely Mild Season