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.
12 January 2024
As part of the Fresh Eyes on Ice project (http://fresheyesonice.org/) at University of Alaska Fairbanks we are documenting ice phenology of community study sites with videos. This is our last complete freeze-up sequence for 2023. Special thanks to Eagle Community School and the Becker Family for help with these observations! Long-term freeze-up records reported here have been meticulously collected by NWS-APRFC and are available from the Arctic Data Center at: https://arcticdata.io/catalog/view/doi%3A10.18739%2FA28W38388. Watch the video here.