Northwest Passage

A selection of graphs, images and videos from the Northwest Passage and Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

 

Northwest Passage Sea Ice Concentration

AMSR2 Canadian Arctic Archipelago sea ice concentration from the University of Bremen
AMSR2 Canadian Arctic Archipelago sea ice concentration from the University of Bremen

 

Canadian Arctic Archipelago Sea Ice Stage of Development

The colour scheme and “egg code” is explained here.

Canadian Ice Service sea ice stage of development on Juli 10th 2017
Canadian Ice Service sea ice stage of development on July 10th 2017

 

 

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Victoria Strait and Larsen Sound on July 10th 2017, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Victoria Strait and Larsen Sound on July 10th 2017, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Larsen Sound on August 2nd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Larsen Sound on August 2nd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Queen Maud Gulf on August 2nd 2016
The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Queen Maud Gulf on August 2nd 2016

NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Parry Channel on August 29th 2015, derived from bands 3, 6 and 7 of the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Parry Channel on August 29th 2015, derived from bands 3, 6 and 7 of the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Parry Channel on August 29th 2015
The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Parry Channel on August 29th 2015

NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 13th 2015, derived from bands 7, 2 and 1 of the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 13th 2015, derived from bands 7, 2 and 1 of the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Queen Maud Gulf on August 13th 2015
The Canadian Ice Service sea ice concentration chart for the Queen Maud Gulf on August 13th 2015

NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 12th 2015, derived from bands 7, 2 and 1 of the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 12th 2015, derived from bands 7, 2 and 1 of the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

 

 

See also our Arctic sea ice graphs overview page, our Arctic ice mass balance buoys overview page, our Arctic sea ice images page and our Arctic sea ice videos page.

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