About the 2009 North Pole Web Cams

The 2009 web cam was deployed on an ice floe drifting southward from the North Pole in April 2009. In some of the earlier photos you will see members of the North Pole deployment team in action.

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Photo during deployment operations.
(April 10, 2009)
Photo during deployment operations.
(April 12, 2009)
Ridged sea ice between the web cam and the anemometer
(June 19, 2009)

Web Cam 1 is mounted on the PMEL Weather Station looking at the two Naval Post Graduate School instruments on the ice. The web cam stopped regular transmission of images on May 31, but remained functional. The transmission of scientific data from adjacent instrumentation did not stop, and about twelve days later, the web cam spontaneously resumed erratic transmissions of partial and occasionally full images. The last good image was received from the web cam on September 25, 2009.

View animations of the 2009 web cam: small and large and YouTube. Please see General Information about the North Pole Images for more information about the web cams, what you see in the images, and the North Pole environment. See Surface melting revealed by the North Pole Environmental Observatory for a discussion of times of the onset of melt, melt pond coverage, and onset of freeze-up observed by the North Pole web cams since 2002.

More Information :

Web cam Home and Acknowledgments
Daylight and Darkness at the North Pole

• All images 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
• Moods of the North Pole 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
• About the environment                 2003 2002
• About the instruments 2011 2010   2008       2004 2003 2002
• About the web cam(s) 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005   2003 2002
• Weather data 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

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