About the North Pole Web Cam Images in 2005
The initial web cam deployment in Spring 2005 failed because of technical and logistical problems.
Two new web cams were transported northward towards the Pole on the USCGC Healey icebreaker. Photos in the "Moods of the Pole 2005" are from this transit northward on the Healey (and not at the North Pole). Web Cams 8 and 9 were deployed in autumn from the icebreaker USCGC Healey.
Most images from Web Cams #8 and #9 are from the transit northward on the USCGC Healey icebreaker, and not from the North Pole.
Web Cam #8 was deployed from the Healey on Sep 9, 2005, as close to the North Pole as the Healey could reach. However, it was so late in the season that only a small number of images were received before the lens was obscured by winter snow and darkness. View animations from the 2005 web cam 8.
Web Cam #9 captured views of instruments being deployed from the Healey on Aug 25, but all images after that time were black.
| Web cam Home and Acknowledgments
| Daylight and Darkness at the North Pole
|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.