Ice in the Bering Sea

March 11th, 2012 |
POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel images

POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel images

A sequence of AWIPS images of POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel data (above) showed the areal extent of ice in the Bering Sea during the 09 March – 11 March 2012 period. The far southern edge of the ice could be seen moving a bit further to the south during this time.

The corresponding Sea Ice Analaysis chart issued by the Ice Desk at the Anchorage, Alaska National Weather Service forecast office (below) provided a more detailed analysis of the age and thickness of various portions of this ice in the Bering Sea.

National Weather Service Sea Ice Analysis chart

National Weather Service Sea Ice Analysis chart

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