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.
6 July 2023
As part of the Fresh Eyes on Ice project (http://fresheyesonice.org/) at University of Alaska Fairbanks we are documenting ice phenology (freeze-up and break-up of ice) on rivers throughout Alaska. The Innoko River flows through amazing country of western Alaska before merging with the Yukon River near Holy Cross. This camera is just downstream from the community of Shageluk where student ice observers at the Innoko River School are monitor river and lake ice conditions as a science team for this project. View the YouTube video here.