North Pole Weather Data and Instrumentation

On April 28, 2002, NOAA PMEL deployed the first North Pole Web Cam on an ice floe drifting southward from the North Pole. Web Cams and instrumentation to monitor the North Pole environment, weather and ice conditions have been deployed in Spring since that date, as part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO).

NPEO instruments in 2010Web Cams

The web cams transmit throughout the summer. With the onset of winter storms and snow, the camera lens became obscured with snow and ice. In 2002, the the last image from the solar-powered web cam was received on September 6, 2002.

North Pole instrumentation

North Pole weather data

More Information about the North Pole environment:

NSF The North Pole Web Cam is part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory, a joint National Science Foundation-sponsored effort by the Polar Science Center, / APL / UW, the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory / NOAA, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Oregon State University, and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. Polar Science Center