Phenology is the study of seasonal natural changes or phenomena. Monitoring cameras are an excellent way to track ice phenology on river and lakes to understand the processes of freeze-up and break-up, provide validation for remote sensing analysis of changing ice conditions, and inform safe travel and recreation on ice. Near real-time camera views and cameras our project and other ice observers download manually are also archived on the Fresh Eyes on Ice YouTube Channel as annotated videos for education, fun, and entertainment.
3 January 2023
Here's are last (but not least) freeze-up video of 2022. This one's from the Innoko River, which didn't entirely freezeup until mid December this year and that's interesting because it's one of the smallest rivers we monitor. We're looking forward to visiting Shageluk in mid-March this year and getting to know folks there better and of course getting to know the river ice of the Innoko!