Arctic Sea Ice Blog commenters come up with all kinds of ways to make sense of or visualize what's going on with the ice pack, tweaking satellite data, 'declouding' images or compiling animations. In this blog post I want to show a couple of those efforts.
Commenter Danp opened a thread on the ASIF a couple of days ago, showing a cleaned up compilation he made of LANCE-MODIS satellite images (like commenter dabize did last year). The result looks very nice indeed, giving us a clear view of the holes on the Atlantic side of the Arctic, near the North Pole:
You can go to Danp's Google Drive image and zoom in up to a 500m resolution.
Commenter A-Team, of course, keeps rocking hard with his infinite ways of tweaking images to squeeze info out of them. His latest creations can be admired in the recent Nares blog post, but here's one interesting example:
And from images we move over to animations. Doug Lofland has created an animation of Uni Bremen sea ice concentration maps that are updated every week and uploaded to Vimeo:
At the same time Dutch blogger Lars Boelen has combined images from the all-new high-resolution sea ice concentration maps that are put out by the University of Hamburg (discussed a couple of weeks ago in this blog post):
To see the most recently updated video, check out Lars' YouTube channel. He tries to update the video on a daily basis.
Thank you, guys, for taking the time and making the effort to produce these visualisations of our Arctic sea ice pack! Awesome stuff...