Zeppelin Base (78°58 N 11°53 E) Spitsbergen/Svalbard | Amundsen-Scott Base (90°S) South Pole
(1) The Greenland Environmental Observatory ( GEOSummit) on the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet (72°N, 38°W, 3200 meter high) was established to provide year-round, long-term measurements for monitoring and investigations of the Arctic environment. See the current conditions.
(2) Location of the Summit Camp.
(3) Latest image of the North Pole webcam. The cam of US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is drifting on ice. Its location is changing and the cam is only working during 'daytime' at the North Pole (March-September). Latest image of 2007 was taken August 3. Visit the gallery for older pictures and more information.
Arctic Summer Ice August 29, 2006 & Enlargement >
Satellite images acquired from 23 to 25 August 2006 have shown for the first time dramatic openings – over a geographic extent larger than the size of the British Isles – in the Arctic’s perennial sea ice pack north of Svalbard, and extending into the Russian Arctic all the way to the North Pole. European Space Agency (ESA) writes that in the article Arctic Summer Ice Anomaly, published September 19, 2006. During the last 25 years, satellites have been observing the Arctic and have witnessed reductions in the minimum ice extent – the lowest amount of ice recorded in the area annually – at the end of summer from around 8 million km² in the early 1980s to the historic minimum of less than 5.5 million km² in 2005, changes widely viewed as a consequence of greenhouse warming. For more information click the link.
Ice melting everywhere EarthPolicy.org
EarthPolicy.org: Ice melting everywhere | Selected examples of Ice Melt from around the World | Average Global Temperature 1880-2020
Anchorage (61°13? N 149°53? W) AK | Eureka (80°00' N 85°54' W) CA | Nord Aws (81°36' N 16°42' W) | GL Kap Morris (83°42 N 33°24' W) GL
Kiruna (67°49' N 20°20' E) SE | Murmansk (69°00' N 33° 06' E) RU | Yakutsk (62°00' N 129°42' E) RU | Verchojansk (67°36' N 133°24' E) RU
The Earth rotating around the Sun (PSC) >
Athropolis is 'the home of the Throps' - rulers of the long summer day - and the Squallhoots - rulers of the long winter night. The impressive website provides a lot of 'cold' links and a glossary to (ant)arctic definitions; one of them about the times for sunrise and sunset in the Arctic, at 90° N (North Pole), 78° N (Mid-Arctic) and 66.33° N (Arctic Circle). After sunset at the South Pole is dark there for half an year....
Just like after March 22-25, 1996, shown at these pictures of Chres Bero from (the Univerity of) Chicago (USA).
At the North Pole 186 days of darkness come to an end. The Seventh Continent shows daylight for different places, from Thule (Greenland) to Amundsen-Scott Base (South Pole).
PenguinCam at Bernardo O'Higgins Base with Antenna.
< Map of Antarctic Scienific Bases (2002); arrow points to King George Island (click link)
RRS James Clark Ross (position)
RRS Ernest Shackleton
Rothera (67°34'S, 68°08'W) | Halley (75°35'S, 26°39'W) | Scott Base (77°51'S, 166°46'E)
Neumayer Station (70°39'S, 08°15'W): 00.00 h, 06.00 h | 12.00 h | 18.00 h GMT
OTHER ANTARCTIC WEBCAMS
Australian Antarctic webcams: Mawson (67º36'S, 62º52'E) | Davis (68°35', 77°58'E) | Casey (66º17'S, 110º32'E, height: 4084 m) | Macquarie Island (54°30'S, 158°57'E); see map
Information about Antarctica
Temperatures Antarctica (Wunderground):
Bernardo O'Higgins | Neumayer | Amundsen-Scott | Vostok
Wetterzentrale.de: Ice (and water): Europe | Arctic | Antarctica
The data for the maps of Ice Covering were provided by the (US) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
Ozone Total Today (Environment Canada) Global Ozone Maps
One of the subjects at the Global Monitoring Division (NOAA ESRL) is Ozon Depletion with tons of information. Like most recent South Pole Ozon Profiles (hit the data), measurements and the Ozon Hole Animation in 2006 and all kind of historical data.
At Ozone Watch (GSFC/NASA) you can check on the latest status of the ozone layer over the South Pole. History of the ozone layer.
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