Summer 2016 – Images

The images below have links embedded in the captions which provide access to further images. Please click them and explore! For the satellite images you will find yourself on the NASA Worldview web site, where with a click or two you can easily see the effect of changing from one “pseudo colour” representation of the satellite data to another.

North Pole

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on September 8th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on September 8th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the North Pole on September 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the North Pole on September 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 26th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 26th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 19th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 19th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 10th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the North Pole on July 10th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

 

O-Buoy 14 Webcam

O-Buoy 14 image from September 3rd 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from September 3rd 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from August 31st 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from August 31st 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from August 28th 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from August 28th 2016

A sequence of 4 images over a 24 hour period on August 16th & 17th 2016:

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O-Buoy 14 image from August 15th 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from August 15th 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from July 18th 2016. Note the sprinkling of fresh snow.
O-Buoy 14 image from July 18th 2016. Note the post storm sprinkling of fresh snow.
O-Buoy 14 image from July 16th 2016. Note that the AOFB appears to have sunk somewhat!
O-Buoy 14 image from July 16th 2016. Note that the AOFB appears to have sunk somewhat!
Testing
Testing
O-Buoy 14 image from July 15th 2016.
O-Buoy 14 image from July 8th 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from July 8th 2016
The skies clear over O-Buoy 14, on June 6th 2016
The skies clear over O-Buoy 14, on June 6th 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from June 2nd 2016
O-Buoy 14 image from June 2nd 2016

 

Beaufort Sea

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on July 18th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on July 18th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on June 4th 2016, derived from the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on June 4th 2016, derived from the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on May 20th 2016
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Beaufort Sea on May 20th 2016

 

Canadian Arctic Archipelago

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Bellot Strait on August 29th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of Bellot Strait on August 29th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 9th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Northwest Passage on August 9th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on June 3rd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Northwest Passage on June 3rd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

 

Central Arctic Basin

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on September 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on September 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on August 25th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on August 25th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
Sentinel 1A synthetic aperture radar image of the Central Arctic Basin on August 21st 2016
Sentinel 1A synthetic aperture radar image of the Central Arctic Basin on August 21st 2016
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 15th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 15th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 11th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 11th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 11th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Central Arctic Basin on July 11th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

 

Chukchi Sea

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the northern Chukchi Sea on August 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the northern Chukchi Sea on August 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

 

East Siberian Sea

NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the East Siberian Sea on June 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the East Siberian Sea on June 4th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

 

Laptev Sea

Sentinel 1A synthetic aperture radar image of the western Laptev Sea on August 12th 2016
Sentinel 1A synthetic aperture radar image of the western Laptev Sea on August 12th 2016
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Laptev Sea on August 2nd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Laptev Sea on August 2nd 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Vilkitsky Strait on August 1st 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Vilkitsky Strait on August 1st 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Laptev on July 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Laptev Sea on July 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Vilkitsky Strait on June 23rd 2016, derived from the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi satellite
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the Vilkitsky Strait on June 23rd 2016, derived from the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Lena delta on June 1st 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Lena delta on June 1st 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Lena delta on May 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the Lena delta on May 28th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite

 

Nares Strait

NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the southern arch in the Nares Strait on June 5th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite
NASA Worldview “true-color” image of the southern arch in the Nares Strait on June 5th 2016, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite

 

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