Beaufort Sea Ice Getting Jammed Up Against The Coast

NWPassageJune28-29_2013 – Daily Satellite View + Observations: Canada-Inuvik, 8-N71.670629-W126.965164

The animation above shows how ice in the Beaufort Sea is getting packed tightly up against the Canadian coast.  Drift forecasts for the next week indicate that this pattern will continue.

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3 Responses to Beaufort Sea Ice Getting Jammed Up Against The Coast

  1. Chewer says:

    Their slow progress getting through BC and NWT is nothing compared to when they hit the water, I mean ice.
    it looks like 75 days of fun ahead for the boys:)

  2. tckev says:

    And I quote from the previous post –

    Reggie, sponsored by Brawndo says:
    June 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    You are right about the fact they are unlikely starting the row until the July 3, then it will take them a couple days to row from Inuvik to the mouth of the McKenzie River. By the fifth of July, all that thin badly fractured first year ice along the coast will be much less concentrated.

  3. Bill says:

    Rowing through pack ice can be dangerous. I sincerely hope they are not crushed. However, some would say it was poetic justice or delicious irony or something ……..

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