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NORTH POLE AND SOUTH POLE

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Zeppelin Base (7858 N 1153 E) Spitsbergen/Svalbard | Amundsen-Scott Base (90S) South Pole

Zeppelin Base (Spitsbergen) has the northernmost webcam on Earth. Spitsbergen (Svalbard) has four months (November-February) of polar night and four months (May-August) of midnight sun a year. The webcam points North from 474 m above sea level from Zeppelin Mountain Research Station, named after the Arctic expeditions in the 1920's with zeppelins.
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (US) is situated exactly at the southernmost point of the Earth (90S). The station stands at an elevation of 2,835 meters (9,301 ft) on interior Antarctica's nearly featureless ice sheet, about 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) thick at that location. Recorded temperature has varied between -13.6 C (7.52 F) and -82.8 C (-117 F). Sun is shining from September till March.


NORTH POLE AREA - ARCTICS

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(1) The Greenland Environmental Observatory ( GEOSummit) on the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet (72N, 38W, 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.

ArcticMap PolarAnomaly NorthPole

< Map of the Arctics (Athropolis.com). Click map to enlarge!

Arctic Summer Ice August 29, 2006 & Enlargement >

THE ARCTIC SUMMER ICE ANOMALY

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 Arctics 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 km in the early 1980s to the historic minimum of less than 5.5 million km in 2005, changes widely viewed as a consequence of greenhouse warming. For more information click the link.

IceMelting

Ice melting everywhere EarthPolicy.org

EarthPolicy.org: Ice melting everywhere | Selected examples of Ice Melt from around the World | Average Global Temperature 1880-2020

- Arctic Ice is melting. Greenpeace video in 2005 of Arctic explorers Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen who struggle with unprecidented weather conditions as part of their journey to cross the arctic in the summer. The explorers were later forced to evacuate the Arctic region. (video.google.com, 2'54)
- An Arctic Perspective on Climate Change. Presentation of Robert Pinkel (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) about the cold world of Arctic oceanography and how the interplay between sea ice and ocean circulation impacts Earth's climate. (video.google.com, 51'15)


TEMPERATURES IN THE ARCTICS

Click for Anchorage, Alaska Forecast Click for Eureka, Nunavut Forecast Click for Station Nord, Greenland Forecast Click for Kap Morris Jesup, Greenland Forecast

Anchorage (6113? N 14953? W) AK | Eureka (8000' N 8554' W) CA | Nord Aws (8136' N 1642' W) | GL Kap Morris (8342 N 3324' W) GL

Click for Kiruna, Sweden Forecast Click for Moermansk, Russia Forecast Click for Jakoetsk, Russia Forecast Click for Verchojansk, Russia Forecast

Kiruna (6749' N 2020' E) SE | Murmansk (6900' N 33 06' E) RU | Yakutsk (6200' N 12942' E) RU | Verchojansk (6736' N 13324' E) RU


NIGHT AND DAY

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At WorldBuddy you quickly find the current time, date, weather and the Earth's shadow anywhere around the world, like for the South Pole [or The Netherlands, Spitsbergen or Nauru]. It's one of the interesting websites of Jonathan Hedley from Wollongong, Australia.
The Globe is rotating around the Sun in 365.25 days in an angle of 23.5 degrees. At Spring in Northern Hemispere the Midnightsun reaches the North Pole (90 N), extends to the Arctic Circle (66.33 N) at the start of Summer (June 21) and and leaves the North Pole at Autumn. The movements of the Sun in Antarctica are opposite. After Sunset (around March 21) at the South Pole (90 S) it is dark until Sunrise (September 21). More information at the excellent site 'Here comes the Sun' of the Plymouth State College Weather Center in Plymouth (New Hampshire, USA).

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).



ANTARCTIC - SOUTH POLE AREA

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PenguinCam at Bernardo O'Higgins Base with Antenna.

GARS O'Higgins (German Antarctic Receiving Station) is situated near the northernmost point of the Antarctic peninsula. The station is known for its PENGUINS! A penguinblog tells much more. The penguins left the base May 2006 and are expected to return October 2006.

< Map of Antarctic Scienific Bases (2002); arrow points to King George Island (click link)

JamesClarkRoss

RRS James Clark Ross (position)

ErnestShackleton

RRS Ernest Shackleton

British Atlantic Survey is one of the main pillars under Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. Two modern ice strengthened Royal Research Ships (RRS), RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton support the Antarctic operations. Both have webcams aboard. In the autumn of each year both vessels sail from the UK and return the following spring.

Rothera Halley ScottBase

Rothera (6734'S, 6808'W) | Halley (7535'S, 2639'W) | Scott Base (7751'S, 16646'E)

The British Antarctic Survey station Rothera is situated at Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, at the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Halley,British too, is located at the Brunt Ice Shelf, Coats Land.
The New Zealand Scott Base is located at Pram Point on Ross Island (South of New Zealand). The Amundsen-Scott South Polar Base is situated at the southernmost point of the Earth, exactly at the South Pole.

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Neumayer Station (7039'S, 0815'W): 00.00 h, 06.00 h | 12.00 h | 18.00 h GMT

The German Neumayer Station is situated at Ekstrm Shelf Ice, Atka Bay, northeast Weddell Sea. The webcam is situated in a mast at the base. At the website they offer a movie of last 24 hours views.

OTHER ANTARCTIC WEBCAMS

Australian Antarctic webcams: Mawson (6736'S, 6252'E) | Davis (6835', 7758'E) | Casey (6617'S, 11032'E, height: 4084 m) | Macquarie Island (5430'S, 15857'E); see map

Pictures of the Antarctic Bases


Information about Antarctica

Temperatures Antarctica (Wunderground):

Bernardo O'Higgins | Neumayer | Amundsen-Scott | Vostok

The Russian station Vostok (78 27' S 106 52' E), built on the ice above an Arctic lake, has the world record to be the coldest place on Earth. July 21, 1983, the temperature was -89.2C (-128.6F).


ICE AT ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA

Europe Arctic Antarctica

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).


THE OZONE LAYER

Ozone

Ozone Total Today (Environment Canada) Global Ozone Maps

< The Ozone Hole Tour Center for Atmospheric Science

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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